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April 21st, 2012, 11:01 PM   #1
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Finite Reflection Groups in Two Dimensions - R2

I am seeking to understand reflection groups and am reading Grove and Benson: Finite Reflection Groups

On page 6 (see attachment - pages 5 -6 Grove and Benson) we find the following statement:

It is easy to verify (Exercise 2.1) that the vector is an eigenvector having eigenvalue 1 for T, so that the line
is left pointwise fixed by T.

I am struggling to see why it follows that L above is left pointwise fixed by T (whatever that means exactly! - can someone please clarify this matter?).

Can someone please help - I am hoping to be able to formally and explicitly justify the statement.

The preamble to the above statement is given in the attachment, including the definition of T

Notes (see attachment)

1. T belongs to the group of all orthogonal transformatios, .

2. Det T = -1

For other details see attachment

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Re: Finite Reflection Groups in Two Dimensions - R2

I forgot to upload the attachment - and so am uploading it now
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