example-of-diagonalizing-a-symmetric-matrix-spectral-theorem

# Interactive video lesson plan for: Example of Diagonalizing a Symmetric Matrix (Spectral Theorem)

#### Activity overview:

Linear Algebra: For the real symmetric matrix [3 2 / 2 3], 1) verify that all eigenvalues are real, 2) show that eigenvectors for distinct eigenvalues are orthogonal with respect to the standard inner product, and 3) find an orthogonal matrix P such that P^{-1}AP = D is diagonal. The Spectral Theorem states that every symmetric matrix can be put into real diagonal form using an orthogonal change of basis matrix (or there is an orthonormal basis of eigenvectors).

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