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# Linear Projection

Let be a linear space over such that and be a linear projection such that any non zero vector of is an eigenvector of . Prove that there exists such that where is the identity endomorphism.

Solution

Let . Since any non zero vector is an eigenvector it follows that every basis of is also an eigenbasis. Let be such a basis and be the respective , not necessarily distinct , eigenvalues of the eigenvectors of . For the vector which also happens to be eigenvector with eigenvalue , it holds that:

But then for each it holds that

The result follows.

Remark: This proof also works in the case is infinite.

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