It is shown that the method of Arnoldi can be successfully used for solvinglarge unsymmetric eigenproblems. Like the symmetric Lanczos method, Arnoldi's algorithm realizes a projection process onto the Krylov subspace Km spanned by v1,Av1,...,Am-1v1, where v1 is the initial vector. We therefore study the convergence of the approximate eigenelements obtained by such a process. In particular, when the eigenvalues of A are real, we obtain bounds for the rates of convergence similar to those for the symmetric Lanczos algorithm. Some practical methods are presented in addition to that of Arnoldi, and several numerical experiments are described.