[Tex/LaTex] How to use itemize in Table environment


I want to create a table like the picture below, and i wish to itemize the lamba_1 > lamba_2 > 0 using 'item style', which is the cell of each categories. Can someone help me?

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Best Answer

For simplicity, I don't think you need to itemize the list. The MWE below uses \tabitem to set a fake item, letting you create the table in the regular way (also making the code more readable):

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\usepackage{booktabs}% http://ctan.org/pkg/booktabs

    \multicolumn{3}{c}{Classification of the criticel point $(0,0)$ of $x' = Ax, |\mathbf{A}| \not= 0$.} \\[.5\normalbaselineskip]
    Types & Type of Critical Point & Stability \\
    1.~Real unequal eigenvalues of same sign \\
    \tabitem $\lambda_1 > \lambda_2 > 0$ & Improper node/node & Unstable \\
    \tabitem $\lambda_1 < \lambda_2 < 0$ & Improper node/node & Asym.~stable \\[.5\normalbaselineskip]
    2.~Real unequal eigenvalues of opposite sign \\
    \tabitem $\lambda_2 < 0 > \lambda_1$ & Saddle point & Unstable \\[.5\normalbaselineskip]
    3.~Equal eigenvalues \\ Subtype 1: Two Independent vectors \\
    \tabitem $\lambda_1 = \lambda_2 > 0$ & Proper node & Unstable \\
    \tabitem $\lambda_1 = \lambda_2 < 0$ & Proper node & Asym.~stable \\


booktabs provides the supplemental tabular eye-candy.