by **SubashBoss** » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:53 pm

The Characteristic polynomial of the matrix A is

(Taking 'R' as roots symbol - lamda)

R^3 + 20*R^2 - 41*R = 0

Thus by taking a R as common,

R( R^2 + 20*R - 41) = 0

Hence, clearly the minimum Eigen value is 0

A shortcut for this kind of problems, if you find the constant term as 0 in the characteristic poly., then definitely

one of the eigen value is 0 and obviously that would be minimum.

Char. Poly

R^3 - R^2(sum of diagonal elements) + R(sum of minors of diagonal elements) - (determinant(A)) = 0

(or)

R^3 - R^2(sum of eigen values) + R(sum of eigen value pair product) - (product of eigen values) = 0

Kindly reply in case you need anymore clarification or if I've done anything wrong.

Happy Learning.. :)