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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Matrix inverses - Why are they derived the way they are?

Note that this is not a question of how, but why. I know the mechanics of it, but this is the first thing i've come across that truly seems like magic, rather than a rigorous mathematical process. ...
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Finding the inverse of the function $f(k, x) = k^{x}x.$

Recently, I have been looking at the function $f(x) = e^{x}x,$ where its inverse is the Lambert W function. I was intrigued by the fact that it is rather hard to calculate its solution, in comparison ...
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To fast invert a real symmetric positive definite matrix that is almost similar to Toeplitz

It is well known how to solve a Toeplitz system Ax = b, of a matrix A, n x n elements, ...
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Find a constant so matrix is invertible

I am doing some exercises from my Linear Algebra textbook and i have come across an exercise which I don't quite understand. Every exercise is graded with numbers from [1] to [5]. [1] is meant to be ...
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Determinants of Matrices det(4A) equals? [duplicate]

Suppose A is a 4 x 4 matrix such that $\det(A) = 1/64$. What will $\det(4A^{-1})^T$ be equal to? Here's my thinking, $\det(A^T) = \det(A)$ I has no effect on the determinant. And $\det(A^{-1}) = ...
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To fast invert a real symmetric positive definite matrix that is almost similar to Toeplitz [duplicate]

I have asked this question on mathoverflow also. (my question, I wasn't sure if its ok ask at another similar forum, on stack exchange, but I hope it would reach more people). It is well known how to ...
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Find an inverse of $a$ modulo $m$ for each of these pairs of relatively prime integers

How would I find the inverse of a given number $a$ modulo $m$, given that $\gcd(a,m)=1$? a) $a = 2$, $m = 17$ $17 = 2 \cdot 8 + 1$ $2 = 1 \cdot 2 + 0$ $1 = 17 - 8 \cdot 2$ <-How do I know ...
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Finding a binary operation on $\{1, \dots, n\}$ so that each $k$ has exactly $k - 1$ left inverses

What is an example of a binary operation on the set $\{1, \dots, n\}$ so that each element $k \in \{1, \dots, n\}$ has respectively $k-1$ left inverses? I have been trying various combinations ...
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Is it okay to perform the same row operation twice on opposite rows?

I am trying to find the inverse of the following matrix: 1 2 3 2 1 4 1 0 2 I draw the identity matrix next to it and start performing row operations. ...
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Inverse Permutations from $S_7$

Would someone mind giving an explanation of how to find the inverse permutation of: $(1 2 3 5 7)^{-1}$ in $S_7$? I am not quite understanding how to do this.
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Inverse of rational function [on hold]

I need help with this question: Determine whether the given function is one-to-one, and if so, find the inverse: $$ f(x) = 5x + \frac{2}{x} $$ Wolfram says the answer is $\frac{1}{10}\left(x ...
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Efficient Cholesky decomposition of inverse matrix

I want to generate random numbers from a multivariate normal distribution in Matlab. Normally, this is done like: $w = \overline{w} + \text{chol}(\Sigma) \cdot \vec{l}$ But in my case I don't know ...
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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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Slopes of inverse functions

I have a question that states if $f(x) = x^3+3x-1$ from $(-\infty,\infty)$ calculate $g'(3)$using the formula $$ g'(x)= \left(\frac1{f'(g(x))}\right )$$ If I am thinking about this correctly does ...
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If $A$ is a $3\times3$ Matrics Then $\left |(2A)^{-1} \right |=?$ [closed]

If $A$ is a $3\times3$ matrics.And $\left | A \right | = -7$.Then what's the value of $\left |(2A)^{-1} \right |$ Please help to do this math easily.I tried a lot but still no idea come into my ...
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Choosing the right sign for inverse functions?

If I have to find an inverse function and through the algebra I get a $\pm$ sign how do I know which one to choose from if its in a given interval? For example a question asks: The function ...
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Is there an explicit formula for $\left(xx^T\right)^{-1}$ with $x\in\mathbb{R}^n\setminus\left\{0\right\}$?

Let $x\in\mathbb{R}^n\setminus\left\{0\right\}$. Obviously, $$A:=xx^T$$ is symmetric and positive definite. Hence, $A$ is invertible. Can we find an explicit formula for $A^{-1}$?
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What is the inverse of $2^x$? [duplicate]

Note: This may not be correct mathematical term, so in case of confusion, I mean what division is to multiplication. If not, just poke me in the comments. I was given this the other day: $2^x=8$ ...
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Inverse Laplace Transform using Hetnarski's Algorithm

I'm trying to find the velocity component of an MHD flow using Laplace transforms. R.B. Hetnarski's algorithm for inverting the laplace transforms of some exponential functions was recommended to me ...
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Inverting the differential operator $D^2-3D+2$ [closed]

I am trying to calculate $$(D^2-3D+2)^{-1}(xe^{3x})$$ that is, find a function $f$ such that $(D^2-3D+2)(f)=xe^{3x}$ where $D=\frac{d}{dx}$. Using inverse operator, I am getting an incorrect answer. ...
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Inverse Laplace transform of $\operatorname{arccot}(s)$, $\arctan(s)$

How would one find inverse Laplace transforms of $\operatorname{arccot}(s)$ or of $\arctan(s)$ without knowing in advance that this is related to $\dfrac{\sin x}{x}$?
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For given $t$ and $x$ and $y$, is there at least one $f$ such that $\cos ft = x, \sin ft =y$?

Suppose that $t$, $x$ and $y$ are given and are all in $\mathbb{R}$. Is there always at least one $f$ such that $\cos ft = x, \sin ft =y$? Edit: OK I forgot to add that given $x$ and $y$ are such ...
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Find inverse $f^{-1}$ of a function $f(x,y)=(x-y,x-10y)$ [duplicate]

I know how to find inverse function if the given function is in the explicit form. Could someone show on this example how to find $f^{-1}$? Thanks for replies.
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If $\arctan(x)+\arctan(y)+\arctan(z)=\pi/2$ how to show that $xy+yz+zx=1$? [closed]

If $\arctan(x)+\arctan(y)+\arctan(z)=\pi/2$ how to show that $xy+yz+zx=1$ ?
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Solve for $x$ from an equation containing inverse trigonometric functions

How to solve the following for $x$? $$ \sin^{-1}\left(\frac{2a}{1+a^{2}}\right)+ \sin^{-1}\left(\frac{2b}{1+b^{2}}\right)= 2 \tan^{-1}(x ) $$ What conditions apply?
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Invertibility Proof for matrix

Suppose that A is a square matrix that satisfies $A^n=0$ for some positive integer n. Show that $I-A$ is invertible and $(I-A)^{-1}=I+A+A^2+...+A^{n-1}$. Not sure how to start the problem.
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Find the inverse a matrix with trigonometic entries

What is the inverse of \[ \begin{pmatrix} 1&0&0\\0&\cos x &\sin x\\ 0 &\sin x &-\cos x \end{pmatrix} \] Please help me to solve the above problem.
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how to solve this inverse fourier $ f(x) =\int^{\infty}_{-\infty} 1/\sqrt{2\pi}\ e^{-2\pi^2/s^2} e^{ i \ s\ x}ds$

I have two functions f(x) and f(s). f(s) is the fourier transform of f(x) and tends to $$e^{-2\pi^2/s^2}$$ I need to take inverse transform of this f(s) to get to f(x). (i need to prove f(x) tends to ...
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Find inverse and determinant of a symmetric matrix - for a maximum-likelihood estimation

Evaluate the determinant $\det \Omega $ and find the inverse matrix $\Omega^{-1}$ of: $$\Omega = \begin{bmatrix} \beta_1^2(1+\theta_1^2) & \beta_1 \beta_2 & ... & \beta_1 \beta_{k-1} ...
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Cholesky, Inverse, and Determinant when updating the diagonal of a symmetric positive definite matrix

Suppose that $A$ is a symmetric positive definite matrix and assume its dimension $n$ is large. Let $I$ be the $n \times n$ identity matrix and $m \neq 0$ be a scalar. I'm interested in computing as ...
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What does $\; \lim\limits_{x\to\infty} \arccos x =i\infty \;$ mean?

Is there somone who can show me what $\; \lim_{x\to\infty} (\arccos x) =i\infty \;$ means? Does it meant that limit does not exist? $\:$ If yes, how can one prove that limit does not exist? Note : ...
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What would the multifunctional inverse of $F(x)=|x|$ be?

What would the multifunctional inverse of $F(x)=|x|$ be, assuming $x$ is on the complex plane. Also, how would this usually be represented? Note that this won't be a 'true' function. (But assume a ...
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Does every $\mod p$ have at least one element with a non-identical inverse?

Does every mod p have at least one element with a non-identical inverse? I very much suspect this is true, but how can I prove it? For example, in mod 5, some elements have inverses that are not ...
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What function satisfy: $f(x)+f^{-1}(x)=2x$?

What function satisfy: $f(x)+f^{-1}(x)=2x$? I have tried to substitute $x=f(x)$ to get $f^{(2)}(x)+1=2f(x)$ and subsequently plug in values to try to find $f(x)$ but to no avail. Please help thank ...
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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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Why determinants can be used to find inverses of $2 \times 2$ matrices [closed]

In linear algebra, you can find the inverse of a square matrix of dimensions $2\times 2$ by multiplying all the elements of the matrix - where the matrix is altered to have elements $a_{12}, a_{21}$ ...
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Value of $x$ in $\sin^{-1}(x)+\sin^{-1}(1-x)=\cos^{-1}(x)$

How can we find the value of $x$ in $\sin^{-1}(x)+\sin^{-1}(1-x)=\cos^{-1}(x)$? Note that $\sin^{-1}$ is the inverse sine function. i'm asking for the solution x for this equation Pls workout the ...
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How to compute the eigenvalues?

Suppose $W=(X'X + kI)^{-1}$ and $Z=(I + k(X'X)^{-1})^{-1}$, $k>0$, and suppose also that $\lambda_i$ are eigenvalues of $X'X$. How to get the following conclusions about their eigenvalues. The ...
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Inverse function of $f(x,y,z) = (xy-z^2, x+z)$?

How do you determine the inverse function $f^{-1}: \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^3$ of $f: \mathbb{R}^3 \to \mathbb{R}^2 , f(x,y,z) = (xy-z^2, x+z) $ ? Or to put it into a bigger context: ...
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relation between size of matrix and condition number

I have a matrix A of size NxM. Is there any relationship between size of a matrix A with the condition number ? I am computing the pseudo inverse (pinv in matlab ) ...
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Finding the Inverse of this function

Im trying to find the inverse of this function $$x \mapsto\frac {113^x - 1}{112}\def\comment#1{}\comment{(pow(113.0, x)-1.0)/112.0} $$ But it always turn up incorrect. Can someone point me in ...
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Finding the inverse of a function in two variables

I have a function $f$ on the integers in $[-180,180)\times [-90,90)$ defined by $$f(y,x) = y + 360 x$$ I would like to find the inverse function. How can I do this?
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$ (x x^T)^{-1}$, efficient matrix inversion for matrix composed as product of a vector with itself?

Given a vector $x$, is there an efficient way of computing $(x x^T)^{-1}$? I mean without first computing the matrix $(x x^T)$ and then applying matrix inversion techniques to it?
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Inverting an arbitrary integral

$$r(x) = \int_{x_\min}^x f(y)\, dy$$ I would like to obtain an inverse for this such that I have $x(r)$. Is this possible? I saw this post before, however my function has a $y$ involved which makes ...
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Ideas for expressing the inverse of matrix quadratic form $CAC^T$

I want to find an expression for the inverse of the matrix system $Z=CAC^T$, where $A \in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$ is block diagonal with dense blocks, and $C \in \{-1,0,1\}$ with dimension $m \times ...
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Inverse of a toeplitz matrix with fft based methods

I have a covariance matrix, Q and I need to find out Q^-1. Here, Q is a Toeplitz matrix. Now, I want to calculate the inverse of the matrix with fft based methods rather than the conventional ones ...
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Finding the Inverse of Polynomial Equations (Approximatly)

Assume one is given a set of two equations of the form: $$x(u,v) = u + a_1 u^2 + b_1 u v + c_1 v^2$$ $$y(u,v) = v + a_2 u^2 + b_2 u v + c_2 v^2$$ And one would like to find the inverse functions, ...
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What is the domain of an inverse function?

If $f:X \to Y$ then if the inverse exists, is the domain the range of $f$ or the codomain of $f$?
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How to show that Id + skew matrix is invertible [duplicate]

How does one prove that the sum of the identity matrix and a given matrix $A$, when $A$ is an antisymmetric matrix, is invertible? I tried to show that the rows / cols are linearly independent, or ...
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Inverse functions and tangent line

Let $f(x) = \frac14x^3 + 12x + 6$ and let $y = f^{-1}(x)$ be the inverse function of $f$. Determine the $x$-coordinates of the two points on the graph of the inverse function where the tangent line is ...