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    Eigenvalues for Linear Algebra Class.

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    1. An nxn matrix A is said to be nilpotent if A^k = O (the zero matrix) for some positive integer k. Show that all the eigen values of a nilpotent matrix are O.

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    Proof:

    Suppose A is a nilpotent matrix. By definition, there exists some positive integer k, such that A^k=0.
    Now suppose c ...

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