# Matrix Theory - Isometries

Find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of A.

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Consider the matrices in O(2) of the form:

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these matrices correspond to the elements of O(2) with det(A)= -1. Find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of A.

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we need to find all (u,v) s.t.:

A(u,v)=x1(u,v) which means:

cost*u+sint*v=u

sint*u-cost*v=v

which can be written as:

(cost-1)*u+sint*v=0

sint*u-(cost+1)*v=0

From the first equation we get: v=-(cost-1)/sint*u,

and because the determinant of the system is -(cost-1)(cost+1)-sint*sint=0 we know that the second equation is just a scalar multiple of the first, so ...