### Author Topic: When to pick which component of the generalized eigenvector to be zero  (Read 3932 times)

#### Vivian Ngo

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##### When to pick which component of the generalized eigenvector to be zero
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:03:28 AM »
In 7.8, the solutions often mention picking n1 = 0 or n2 = 0 or n3 = 0 for the generalized eigenvector. How do we decide which one to make zero? It seems that picking different ones yield different answers.

#### Victor Ivrii

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##### Re: When to pick which component of the generalized eigenvector to be zero
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2018, 03:41:59 PM »
It happens when we have several eigenvectors with the same eigenvalue; then we get different fundamental systems, but we get different descriptions of the same solutions