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The matrix eigenvalue problem, so important in physics, chemistry and engineering, is straightforward in principle. In practice, considerations of numerical accuracy and speed put a severe restriction on the class and size of solvable matrices. Modern digital computers necessarily play a vital role in the solution for large matrices.
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