Inversion is the process of creating the opposite. Familiar examples include multiplicative inverse $2 \mapsto 1/2$, inverting functions $f(x) \mapsto f^{-1}(x)$, matrix inverse $M \mapsto M^{-1}$ etc. Please include an additional subject tag such as (linear-algebra) or (arithmetic) to help clarify ...

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Prove $m=n$ of function $F:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^m$ which has an inverse

Let $F:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^m$ have an inverse function ${F^{-1}}:\mathbb{R}^m\to\mathbb{R}^n$ .If $F$ is differentiable at $a\in R^{n}$ and $F^{-1}$ is differentiable at $b=F(a)\in R^{m}$, ...
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Proving $(ab)^{-1}=a^{-1}b^{-1}$ where $F$ is a field and $a,b\in F$.

Proving $(ab)^{-1}=a^{-1}b^{-1}$ where $F$ is a field and $a,b\in F$. One thing to note is $a^{-1}\ne \large\frac{1}{a}$ (same goes for $b$) in this instance as there could be fields where this isn't ...
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What's the inverse operation of exponents?

You know, like addition is the inverse operation of subtraction, vice versa, multiplication is the inverse of division, vice versa , square is the inverse of square root, vice versa. What's the ...
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How to find the inverse of f?

$ f : A \rightarrow B $ where $ A = B = \left \{4,5,6,7 \right \} $ $ f = \left \{ (4,6),(5,5),(6,7),(7,5) \right \} $ Find $ f^{-1} $ I know how to find the inverse of $ f $ if it were ...
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Why is $f(x)^{-1}$ used to denote the inverse of a function, and not its reciprocal?

Function notation says that any operations applied to a variable inside the parenthesis are applied to the variable before it enters the function, and anything applied to the function as a whole is ...
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Change of variable pdf inverse function

I've been given the following problem: $f(x,y) = e^{-(x+y)}$ on intervals $x \ge 0$ and $y \ge 0$, and $f(x,y) = 0$ otherwise. I'm also given that $Φ_1(x,y) = \frac{x}{y} = U$ and $Φ_2(x,y) = x + y = ...
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finding intervals on which f is a continuous inverse

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around this problem. I'm given a function f(x) - x + sinx and told to find all the intervals on which f has a continuous inverse. I honestly really have no idea ...
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Finding only first row in a matrix inverse

Let's say I have a somewhat large matrix $M$ and I need to find its inverse $M^{-1}$, but I only care about the first row in that inverse, what's the best algorithm to use to calculate just this row? ...
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Inverse of a function containing the ceiling function over the natural numbers

I am wondering if there exists an inverse function for $\lceil{e^{x}}\rceil$ over the natural numbers. I don't think it is a trivial task to derive an inverse function for a function containing a ...
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How to find the inverse function involving the exponential function?

Given: $f(x)= \dfrac{e^x}{1+9e^x}$ , what steps would I take to find its inverse? I tried following the steps on finding the inverse of a normal function but I keep getting one of the variables to ...
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What is the inverse kernel to this integral transform

What is the associated inverse kernel to the integral transform $T$ defined by \begin{align*} (Tf)(u) & = \int_{-\infty}^{0} \hat{f}(s)\exp((2i\pi+c)us)\ ds + \int_{0}^{+\infty} ...
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Question concerning Preimage

Let $f$ be the map from $\mathbb{R} \to \{a,b,c\}$ defined by \begin{equation} f(x)=\begin{cases} a &\text{if} \quad x>0 \\ b & \text{if} \quad x<0 \\ c &\text{if} \quad x=0 ...
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How to show that $AX=B$ has unique solution for invertible matrix $A$

If $A$ is an invertible $n \times n$ matrix, show that $AX=B$ has a unique solution for any $n \times k$ matrix $B$. I'm not sure where to start. What I have is that, if $A$ is invertible then ...
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Integration of a function containing inverse trigonometric functions

Q. $$\int \sin\left\{2\tan ^{-1}\left(\sqrt{\frac{3-x}{3+x}}\right)\right\}dx$$ $\implies$ $$\int \sin\left\{\sin ...
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Show that sum of elements of rows / columns of a matrix is equal to reciprocal of sum of elements of rows/colums of its inverse matrix

Suppose $A=(a_{ij})_{n\times n}$ be a non singular matrix. Suppose sum of elements of each row is $k\neq 0$, then the sum of elements of rows of $A^{-1}$ is $\frac{1}{k}$. Let ...
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Finding Inverse of exponential function

$f(x)=\frac {e^{(x)}} {(1+2e^{(x)})}$ I'm having trouble finding the inverse of this function algebraically.
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(n x n) Matrix multiplying itself with its inverse to form the (n x n) identity matrix

Is it ok to say Matrix A, with it's inverse, form the Identity Matrix? Thanks
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Prove that $g \circ f$ is a one-to-one function

Let $f$ and $g$ be one-to-one functions such that the domain of $f$ is $A$, the range of $f$ is $B$, the domain of of $g$ is $B$, and the range of $g$ is $C$. Prove that $g \circ f$ is a one-to-one ...
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Proof of Matrix Norm (Inverse Matrix)

Show for any induced matrix norm and nonsingular matrix A that $$ \left\|A^{-1}\right\| ≥ (\left\|A\right\|)^{-1} $$ where $$ \left\|A^{-1}\right\| = ...
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Inverse matrices properties.

I know about the properties of matrix multiplication for multiplication such as $A(BC)=(AB)C$. However I'm curious if $(AC)B$ would also have the same value. I'm asked to represent $A$ in terms of $B$ ...
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Find the inverse with respect to the binary operation $a ∗ b = a + b + a^2 b^2$

A binary operation on $\mathbb{R}$: $a * b = a + b + a^2 b^2$ The neutral element I found to be $0$. Then I need to find an invertible element having two distinct inverses. I don't know where to ...
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If there is a mapping of $B$ onto $A$, then $2^{|A|} \leq 2^{|B|}$

If there is a mapping of $B$ onto $A$, then $2^{|A|} \leq 2^{|B|}$. [Hint: Given $g$ mapping $B$ onto $A$, let $f(X)=g^{-1}(X)$ for all $X \subseteq A$] I follow the hint and obtain the function $f$. ...
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Following flash, a camera's battery begins to recharge the flash’s capacitor, which stores electric charge given by $Q(t) = Q_0(1 − e^{−t/a})$ [closed]

(The maximum charge capacity is $Q_0$ and $t$ is measured in seconds). (a) Find the inverse of this function and explain its meaning. (b) How long does it take to recharge the capacitor to 90% of ...
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Linear algebra proof regarding matrices

I'd like a hint rather than a full solution. The problem I am considering is the following: $X$ is an $n\times m$ matrix $Y$ is $m\times n$ Show that $(I - XY)^{-1}\cdot X = X\cdot(I - ...
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Slight help with inverse trigonometry question

I apologize for the lack of LaTeX, i will try to learn LaTeX and update this question as soon as possible. I am having some trouble with an inverse trigonometry question and was hoping that someone ...
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for $k\neq 0, -1, 1$, find the inverse of the matrix

for $k\neq 0, -1, 1$, find the inverse of the matrix $$\begin{pmatrix} k&0&0\\ 1&k&1\\ -1&1&k \end{pmatrix}$$ how am I supposed to solve this? all I can think of is plugging ...
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Field Proofs with Multiplicative Inverses

I've been staring at these two for a while and I can't come up with anything concrete to start. Hints on how to begin would be greatly appreciated, full solutions are not necessary (and preferably ...
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expansion of matrix inverse

I would like to invert a square matrix $L$. One can write it as a sum of two matrices, one containing the diagonal terms ($D$) and the other the off-diagonal ones ($A$). $$L = D+A$$ I would like ...
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transpose and inverse multiplication

Given: $$A_{(n,n)} , B_{(n,n)}$$ A and B are invertible, is it possible that : $$(A^t B^t)^{-1} A^{-1} B^{-1} = I$$ I guess no, should this be true only if the AB=BA= orthogonal matrix ?
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Closed form of the inverse of a function

Does anyone know what the analytic form of the inverse of $f(x)=e^x+x$? Thanks in advance
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How to get the inverse function of this one?

Let's have function $$ \psi (x) = -\frac{1}{ax} - \frac{b}{a^2}\ln(x) + \text{const} + O(x). $$ I have read that the inverse function is written in a form $$ \psi^{-1}(t) = -\frac{1}{at} - ...
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Arc-Gamma Function.

Is there an arc-gamma function? Where gamma(x) = y... Arc-gamma(y) = x. I've searched and found something called DiGamma Function, but when I substituted it didn't seem to be "arc" but something ...
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What is the best way to find $g(x) = f^{-1}(x)$?

so the problem I have is if $f(x) = \sqrt{x+3} - 2$ and it asks to find the solution of $f(x) = f^{-1}(x)$. So i know to find the inverse, which I got as $f^{-1}(x) = (x+2)^2-3$. So to find the ...
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Getting inverse of polynoms with trigonometric functions

I'm trying to get the inverse of $$f(x) = \cos(x) + 3x$$ I tried it by definition of $\cos(x)$ with no luck: $$\cos(x) = 1 - \frac{x^2}{2!} + \frac{x^4}{4!} - \frac{x^6}{6!}+...$$
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Showing that a matrix is invertible and finding its inverse

I'm incredibly rusty at linear algebra, and in preparation for my course I've been doing some review questions. I've been staring at this one for a half hour and still don't know how to approach it: ...
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Case Deletion Diagnostics

I have NO idea how to approach this problem. I don't see any connection between the corollary and the formula we need to prove. Does anyone have any hints? Corrolary: If $\mathbf{A}$ and ...
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Calculating the left pseudoinverse of a Matrix whose columns are Probablity Mass Functions

I have a matrix $A_{m\times n}$, where $A_j$ , a column of $A$ represents a probability mass function, and so the sum over the column is 1. This is true for all the columns of A, i.e. $\forall j \in ...
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Simple inverse function of $\frac{1-2x}{1+x}$

Just started learning about inverse functions, and got stuck on this one: $$f(x) = \frac{1-2x}{1+x}$$ So I tried multiplying by $(1+x)$ on both sides and got $y+yx = 1-2x$ but that doesn't seem to ...
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How to find the inverse of a function involving e with a coefficient?

I was wondering how I would find the inverse of the following function, since the e has a co-efficient: $\frac{e^x}{1+2e^x}=y$ I got as far as $\ln y+\ln(2e^x) = \ln e^x$, which would be changed ...
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Invertibility of an operator involving inner product

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space with basis $b_i$. For all $t$, let $f(t;\cdot,\cdot)$ be an inner product on $H$. For each $j$, is $$\int_0^T \sum_{i=1}^\infty f(t,b_i,b_j)x_j(t)=0$$ uniquely solvable for ...
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Given $f(x)=\int_5^x \sqrt{1+t^2}\,dt$, find $(f^{-1})'(0)$

If $f(x)=\int_5^x \sqrt{1+t^2}\,dt$, find $(f^{-1})'(0)$. Here is what I have done so far. I have took $f'(x)=(1+x^2)^{1/2}$ and I have found $1/f'(0)$ which should equal $1$. I don't think this ...
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Laplace transform, Inverse Laplace transform

Let $(\mathcal{L}f)(s)$ be the Laplace transform of a piecewise continuous function $f(t)$ defined for $t\geq 0$. If $(\mathcal{L}f)(s)\geq 0$ for all $s\in\mathbb{R^+}$ does this imply that $f(t)\geq ...
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Finding that values k that make this matrix invertible without using the determinant

The matrix in question is A = [(1,1,1),(1,2,k),(1,4,k^2)]. I know that I can row reduce the matrix to rref, which should in theory leave me with some k values in the matrix from which I can see what ...
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Hitting time and its distribution

÷I'm reading an italian book about casual process (Probabilità e modelli aleatori of Enzo Orsingher). At pag 105 there's the probability of the stopping time $T_\beta$. $$P\{T_\beta \leq ...
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inverse laplace transform of $s/(s^2+6s+13)$

Hi can anyone help with this inverse Laplace transform $$s/(s^2+6s+13) $$ I tried to do partial fraction $s+3/(s+3)^2+4 - 2/(s+3)^2+4$, but then I don't know what to do next...
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Do lines between determinants pass through the inverse?

Let A be a $2 \times 2$ matrix whose inverse also exists. If I was to draw a line from each of the 3 vertices (that are not the origin) of the determinant of A, to the 3 vertices of the determinant of ...
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To find the inverse of an implicit function

I have a function $t(f)$ here: $t(f) = T(sin(2\pi f/B)/2\pi + f/B) $ for $[-B/2 \le f \le B/2]$. $B$ and $T$ are constants. How to find the inverse of this function that is $f(t)$ using numerical ...
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If $f$ takes $[-1,1]$ onto $[-1,1]$ then $f^{-1}(\{f(0)\})=\{0\}$

Consider the statement: If $f$ takes $[-1,1]$ onto $[-1,1]$ then $f^{-1}(\{f(0)\})=\{0\}$. My book tells me this is suppose to be false, but I don't understand why. We know: If $f:X\to Y$ has ...
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Finding inverse of a general linear transform

I'm not a mathematician, so I may abuse some notation here. Please comment for any clarification. Let's define a general linear transform as $$\int_XK(\mathbf{\omega},x)f(x)dx$$ where $X$ is some ...
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On matrices sharing the same smallest nonzero eigenvalue and related eigenvector

Suppose that $A$ and $B$ are square matrices with the proper size, then what kind of condition does $B$ have to satisfy such that $A$ and $AB$ share the same smallest(largest) nonzero eigenvalue and ...