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We will not worry too much about the case where all entries of A are 0; in fact, we will completely ignore it. Let V and W be vectors in the plane. We say that V and W are linearly independent if V and W do not lie along the same straight line through the origin. The vectors V and W are linearly dependent if either V or W is the zero vector or both lie on the same line through the origin. A geometric criterion for two vectors in the plane to be linearly independent is that they do not point in the same or opposite directions.

The following examples indicate the general procedure. Example. (Center) Consider X = AX with A= 0 β −β 0 and β = 0. The characteristic polynomial is λ2 + β 2 = 0, so the eigenvalues are now the imaginary numbers ±iβ. Without worrying about the resulting complex vectors, we react just as before to find the eigenvector corresponding to λ = iβ. 2 Complex Eigenvalues 45 or iβx = βy, since the second equation is redundant. Thus we find a complex eigenvector (1, i), and so the function X(t) = e iβt 1 i is a complex solution of X = AX.

Note that this example is equivalent to the second-order differential equation x = −x by simply introducing the second variable y = x . This is an example of a linear second-order differential equation, which, in more general form, may be written a(t)x + b(t)x + c(t)x = f (t). An important special case of this is the linear, constant coefficient equation ax + bx + cx = f (t), which we write as a system as x =y c b f (t) . y =− x− y+ a a a An even more special case is the homogeneous equation in which f (t) ≡ 0.

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