# Eigenvectors in 2D

This application allows users to graphically line up vectors and their images to "find" eigenvectors and eigenvalues.

Identifier:
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/EigenvectorsIn2D/
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Creator(s):
David K. Watson
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Publisher:
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Rights:
David K. Watson and Wolfram Research
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The user selects the coefficients of a 2 by 2 matrix and drags a red arrow about $\mathbf{R}^2$. The application shows the image of the red arrow under the matrix as a blue arrow. The user can then discover the eigenvectors of the matrix by aligning of the two arrows; the corresponding eigenvalue is the ratio of their lengths.