# Tagged: rotation matrix

## Problem 684

Let $\mathbb{R}^2$ be the vector space of size-2 column vectors. This vector space has an inner product defined by $\langle \mathbf{v} , \mathbf{w} \rangle = \mathbf{v}^\trans \mathbf{w}$. A linear transformation $T : \R^2 \rightarrow \R^2$ is called an orthogonal transformation if for all $\mathbf{v} , \mathbf{w} \in \R^2$,
$\langle T(\mathbf{v}) , T(\mathbf{w}) \rangle = \langle \mathbf{v} , \mathbf{w} \rangle.$

For a fixed angle $\theta \in [0, 2 \pi )$ , define the matrix
$[T] = \begin{bmatrix} \cos (\theta) & – \sin ( \theta ) \\ \sin ( \theta ) & \cos ( \theta ) \end{bmatrix}$ and the linear transformation $T : \R^2 \rightarrow \R^2$ by
$T( \mathbf{v} ) = [T] \mathbf{v}.$

Prove that $T$ is an orthogonal transformation.

## Problem 550

Consider the $2\times 2$ matrix
$A=\begin{bmatrix} \cos \theta & -\sin \theta\\ \sin \theta& \cos \theta \end{bmatrix},$ where $\theta$ is a real number $0\leq \theta < 2\pi$.

(a) Find the characteristic polynomial of the matrix $A$.

(b) Find the eigenvalues of the matrix $A$.

(c) Determine the eigenvectors corresponding to each of the eigenvalues of $A$.

## Problem 218

For a real number $0\leq \theta \leq \pi$, we define the real $3\times 3$ matrix $A$ by
$A=\begin{bmatrix} \cos\theta & -\sin\theta & 0 \\ \sin\theta &\cos\theta &0 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 \end{bmatrix}.$

(a) Find the determinant of the matrix $A$.

(b) Show that $A$ is an orthogonal matrix.

(c) Find the eigenvalues of $A$.