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Daniel Trinh

Differential Equations
6 March 207

If A has eigenvectors with corresponding eigenvalues Then
are linearly independent.

I. ASSUME the eigenvectors are linearly independent. By the definition of

linear independence:
II. ; so, if these eigenvectors were not L.E., .
IV. The eigenvalues
V. Now it is a system of equations; multiply II by and then subtract it from
VI. .
VII. Therefore, b MUST be 0. When we plug that back in, we see or,

VIII. Thus, |a|+ |b| = 0. PROVING linear independence.