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eigenvalue
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noun
Mathematics
.
characteristic root
.
Origin:
1925–30;
partial translation of
German
Eigenwert,
equivalent to
eigen
characteristic, particular +
Wert
value
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eigenvalue
(ˈaɪɡənˌvæljuː)
—
n
maths, physics
one of the particular values of a certain parameter for which a differential equation or matrix equation has an eigenfunction. In wave mechanics an eigenvalue is equivalent to the energy of a quantum state of a system
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Computing Dictionary
eigenvalue definition
mathematics
The factor by which a
linear transformation
multiplies one of its
eigenvectors
.
(19950410)
The Free Online Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Example sentences
For temporally evolving flows, the
eigenvalue
is the complex frequency and the problem becomes linear in the
eigenvalue
.
My research interests include the numerical solution of largescale
eigenvalue
problems and differential equations.
These transformations are needed for the calculation of the eigenvectors during the
eigenvalue
refinement.
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