Calculating Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors

Initialization Steps: Define a 2×2 matrix and compute its eigensystem

Solve the characteristic equation for the two eigenvalues:

Eigensystem will solve for eigenvalues and corresponding eigenvectors in one step:

Note the output format above: the first item in the list is a list of the two eigenvalues; the second item in the list is a list of the two corresponding eigenvectors. Thus, the eigenvector corresponding 2 π is (1,1).

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