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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Eigenvectors of difference of inverse matrices

I have two matrices $A$ and $B$, symmetric and positive semi-definite (in fact, they are covariance matrices), and I am interested in computing the eigenvectors of the matrix $A^{-1}-B^{-1}$. From ...
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How to find inverse of $\sin(x) + \sin(2x) = y$?

I was wondering if there were any way to solve the equation $$\sin(x) + \sin(2x) = y$$ in terms of $x$. This of course would allow us to express the inverse for this function on $-\frac{\pi}{4}$ to ...
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Explicit quasi-inverse of Künneth-isomorphism?

With $A_X$ the complex of $\mathbb{R}$-differential forms on $X$, the Künneth theorem states that \begin{align*} A_X \otimes A_Y &\to A_{X \times Y}, \\ (\omega,\eta) &\mapsto {\rm ...
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Is $a^{-1} + b^{-1} = (a + b)^{-1}$ always true for Abelian group?

I get the equation $a^{-1} + b^{-1} = (a + b)^{-1}$ from ordinary + operation. For ordinary + operation I mean $a^{-1} = -a$. It is also true for * of rational numbers $3^{-1}*4^{-1} = \frac{1}{3} * ...
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How long does it take to consume the same amount of food

For a group of 32 students food lasts for 45 days. For how many days will the same food last for 72 students?
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Is the inverse operation on matrices distributive?

For example, is the following true: $$(A + B)^{-1} = A^{-1} + B^{-1}$$ If $\det(A) \ne 0$, $\det(B) \ne 0$, and $\det(A + B) \ne 0$.
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how to find inverse of a matrix in $\Bbb Z_5$

how to find inverse of a matrix in $\Bbb Z_5$ please help me explicitly how to find the inverse of matrix below, what I was thinking that to find inverses separately of the each term in $\Bbb Z_5$ and ...
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Definition of Inverse in Linear and Abstract Algebra

In a linear algebra text, the following is the definition of the inverse of a matrix An $n\times n$ matrix $A$ is invertible when there exists an $n \times n$ matrix $B$ such that $$AB = BA = ...
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How should I understand $f^{-1}(E):=\{x\in A:f(x)\in E\}$?

I understand the concept, but I still can't figure out how to read the notation: $$f^{-1}(E):=\{x\in A:f(x)\in E\}$$ I understood the concept due to the examples, not with the notation. Can someone ...
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Inverse of the sum of the inverse of two matrices

I need to compute $ (A^{-1} + B^{-1})^{-1} $. Both $A$ and $B$ are symmetric and $A$ is invertible and PSD. I already know $B^{-1}$ and $A$, but I don't have $A^{-1}$ and $B$. Is there a formula to ...
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Prove that if $AA^T=A$ then $A^3=A$

The approach I'd like to use to prove this particular property necessitates that $A$ be invertible, but I don't wish to assume this (though it would certainly make the task simpler). Is there some ...
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Will inverse functions, and functions always meet at the line $y=X$?

If I have a function, the inverse function, by definition will be a reflection of the original function in the line $y=X$, so if I wanted to find the point of intersection, instead of solving it with ...
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“Orthogonal” Rectangular Matrix

Is it possible to have a matrix $\mathbf B \in \mathbb R^{m\times n}$ such that it satisfies: $$\mathbf B^T\cdot\mathbf B = \mathbf I_n$$ Where $\mathbf I_n$ is the $n\times n$ identity matrix. Or ...
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How to find inverse of the function $f(x)=\sin(x)\ln(x)$

My friend asked me to solve it, but I can't. If $f(x)=\sin(x)\ln(x)$, what is $f^{-1}(x)$? I have no idea how to find the solution. I try to find ...
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How to invert this function? (Inverse exponential function with arctan)

How to invert this function? $$ y = e^{\arctan(x^5)} $$
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The relation between an exponential function and a logarithmic function

I have been told multiple times that the logarithmic function is the inverse of the exponential function and vice versa. My question is; what are the implications of this? How can we see that they're ...
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An ill-conditioned matrix

If C is an ill-conditioned matrix and I want to get the inverse, one way is to take a pseudo-inverse of some sort. Instead, is the following, which uses the (normal) inverse, also a way to deal with ...
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Non-associative: set with a binary operation, but has inverses and identity

I've been thinking about an example of some set with a binary operation which would satisfy all axioms of groups except for associativity. I'm new to Group Theory, so I would appreciate your ...
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Calculate inverse of arbitrarily sized, lower triangle matrix with a specific pattern.

I have a matrix of the following form: $$A=\begin{bmatrix} 2 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\-1 & 2 & 0 & 0\\ 0 & -1 & 2 & 0\\ 0 & 0 & -1 & 2 \end{bmatrix}$$ which, in ...
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Taylor series of the inverse of $x^4+x$

I would like to expand the inverse function of $$g(x) := x^4+x $$ in a taylor series at the point x = 0. I calculated the first and second derivate at x = 0 with the rule of the derivation of an ...
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Finding inverse of a matrix

This question is in my assignment. We are not allowed to use any symbol to represent any elementary row and column operations used in the solution. We must solve it step-by-step. Please help me to ...
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Matrix Inverses

So in class we have been discussing matrix inverses and the quickest way that I know of is to get a matrix A, and put it side by side with the identity matrix, like $[A|I_{n}]$ and apply the ...
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Inverse function notation

Suppose $f$ and $g$ are functions that fail to be one-to-one, but $f+g$ is one-to-one. Has anyone ever seen the notation $(f+g)^{-1}$ for the inverse function in that situation? (I find myself ...
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Tool for expressing $x=f^{-1}(y)$ if $y=f(x)$ is given

I have many equations of nature - $y=ax^{12}+bx^5+5x^4+1$ For all these equations, I need to express x in terms of y. What tool or software would you recommend for this? I would much prefer to ...
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Looking for a commutative ring satisfying certain conditions

I'm looking for a commutative ring $R$ (with unit) which is of characteristic 2 and which possesses elements $x$ and $y$ such that the following holds $x^2$ and $y^2$ are inverses of one another but ...
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Inverse of $f(x)=\sin(x)+x$

What is the inverse of $$f(x)=\sin(x)+x.$$ I thought about it for a while but I couldn't figure it out and I couldn't find the answer on the internet. What about $$f(x)=\sin(a \cdot x)+x$$ where ...
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If matrix A is invertible, is it diagonalizable as well?

If a matrix A is invertible, then it is diagonalizable. Is it true or false?
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Prove the inverse of the Hilbert matrix has integer entries [duplicate]

$1 \frac{1}{2} ... \frac{1}{n}$ $\frac{1}{2} \frac{1}{3} ... \frac{1}{n+1}$ $.$ $.$ $.$ $\frac{1}{n} \frac{1}{n+1} ... \frac{1}{2n-1}$ Does the inverse of this matrix ...
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Solve equation $\tfrac 1x (e^x-1) = \alpha$

I have the equation $\tfrac 1x (e^x-1) = \alpha$ for an positive $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}^+$ which I want to solve for $x\in \mathbb R$ (most of all I am interested in the solution $x > 0$ for ...
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To invert a Matrix, Condition number should be less than what?

I see that there is a matlab tag in this site, so I ask my question here and not in stackoverflow although it is also related to programming in matlab. I am going to invert a positive definite matrix ...
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Invertible Derivative

I'm trying to brush up on some differential geometry, but there's a subtle point I don't understand. Suppose $h$ is a diffeomorphism. Then the lecture notes here suggest that it's derivative $df_x$ is ...
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Invertible matrix of non-square matrix?

Is a matrix invertible only when it is a square matrix? What about a matrix of the order $m \cdot n$ with $m \gt n$ and such that it is row-equivalent to a row-reduced echelon matrix with more ...
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$\ln(x)$, $e^{x}$ and $\int \frac{1}{x}dx$ relationship

My math professor told me that $\int_1^x \frac{1}{t} dt$ is $\ln(x)$ by the definition; so far so good. But how/why does $\ln(x)$ ($\int_1^x\frac{1}{t} dt$: by defintion) coincide with the inverse of ...
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Dense pre-images implies continuous right inverse?

Suppose $f : \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ is such that pre-image of every point under $f$ is dense in $\mathbb R$. This, of course, implies that $f$ is surjective, and hence has a right inverse ...
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Inverse of $f(x)=3^x+2^x$

I'm tring to find inverse of $f(x)=3^x+2^x$ but I don't have any clue. I tried to $$y=2^x((3/2)^x+1)$$ $$\ln y=\ln2^x+\ln((3/2)^x+1)$$ $$\ln y= x \ln2+\ln((3/2)^x+1)$$ but I can't continue
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How to estimate the size of the neighborhoods in the Inverse Function Theorem

Given a function $f:U \subset V\to W$ such that $\textbf{D}f(x_0)\neq 0$ for some $x_0$. How to estimate the neighborhood for which it's invertible? Assuming the second derivative exists and is ...
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Is this matrix invertible?

I have been working on a proof and am stuck with showing that the below matrix is invertible. I am not interested in the explicit inverse, only showing it has a nonzero determinant as the existence of ...
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inverse of a point $p$ respect to the circle $|z-z_0 |= r$ in complex

I was solving a problem to find the inverse of a point $p$ respect to the circle $|z-z_0|=r$. In my question I had to find inverse of $1+i$ w.r.t circle $|z+1-2i| = 2$. I applied the formula $q = z_0 ...
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If $f(x) = \sum \limits_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{x^n}{2^{n(n-1)/2} n!}$ then $f^{-1}(f(x)-f(x-1))-\frac{x}{2}$ is bounded

For every $x>0$, let $$f(x) = \sum \limits_{n=0}^{\infty} \dfrac{x^n}{2^{n(n-1)/2} n!}.$$ Let $f^{-1}$ be the functional inverse of $f$. How to show there exists a positive real constant $C$ such ...
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convexity of inverse function

I have a question on the reverse of a convex function. Let $f(x)$ be a convex function. Is the reverse function, say $g(x)=f(x)^{-1}$, is necessarily a concave function ? Considering that such ...
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Pseudo inverse of a product of two matrices with different rank

Let $V$ be an $n \times n$ symmetric, positive definite matrix (of rank $n$). Let $X$ be an $n \times p$ matrix of rank $p$. Define $A^- = (A^\top A)^{-1} A^\top$ as the pseudo inverse of $A$ when ...
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Find inverse function

Is it possible to get inverse of all be functions? For example, can we calculate inverse of $y=x^3+x$?
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If $z$ is the unique element of a monoid such that $uzu=u$, is $u$ invertible?

This question is a follow-up to this one. I tried to check whether the same statement as discussed for rings there is true for monoids too, but without success. Let $M$ be a monoid and $u\in M$. ...
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Does $\sin^{-1}x$ has a vertical tangent

I read that the function $f(x)$ has a vertical tangent at $x=a$ in the domain of $f$ if $$f'(a^-) \to +\infty$$ and $$f'(a^+) \to +\infty$$ Or both approach to $-\infty$. But for $f(x)=\sin^{-1}x$ ...
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Inverse of an ordered pair?

Let $f: A \to B$ be a bijective function where $A = [0, 2\pi)$ and $B$ is the unit circle. Find the inverse of $f(\theta) = (\cos\theta, \sin\theta)$. I don't understand what it means to take the ...
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How to find the inverse cosine without a calculator

How to find the inverse of: $$\cos(c)=\frac{1}{3}$$ In other words, i'm trying to solve for c and without a calculator. If it's hard or not possible, then how would you go about solving inverses in ...
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Invertibility theorem on the boundary for a function between two closed 2D manifolds

Assume a function $f:\mathbb{R}^2\to\mathbb{R}^2$ on a simply connected, closed domain $D\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ including its boundary $\partial D$. I am interested in the local invertibility of $f$ ...
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When is Block-Partitioned Matrix Invertible?

Suppose I have a block partitioned matrix \begin{equation} \begin{bmatrix} \mathbf{X}_1^{\top}\mathbf{X}_1 & \mathbf{X}_1^{\top}\mathbf{X}_2 \\ \mathbf{X}_2^{\top}\mathbf{X}_1 & ...
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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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A problem with the geometric series and matrices?

Let $n$ be a positive integer. Let $A$ be a square matrix. Let $I$ be the identity matrix with the same size as $A$. I want to simplify $f_n(A) = I + A + A^2 + A^3 + A^4 + \cdots + A^n$ Now I know ...