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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Eigenvalues of the product of these 2 matrices

I am slightly stuck on this problem. I have an invertible matrix $\;\textbf{Q} \in \mathbb{R}^{q \times q}\; \; q \in \mathbb{N}$. I now use this matrix $\textbf{Q}$ to obtain a new matrix ...
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Find the inverse function of $g(x)=(x-2)(x-4),\; x≥3$.

Find the inverse of the following function, stating its domain. $$ g(x) = (x-2)(x-4), \quad x≥3. $$ I try to find the inverse function, but I can't eliminate $x$ in my method.
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Left and Right Inverses with semigroups

Having the semigroup $(F,\circ)$ where $F=\{f: f: \mathbb{N}\to \mathbb{N}, \mathrm{Dom}(f) = \mathbb{N}\}$. The identity $e∈F$ is the function $e(n) = n$, define the function $g(n) = m$ if ...
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Inverse of a function $xe^x$

How should I proceed about finding the inverse of the function $xe^x$? I have been wondering about it for a long time and can't think of anything to do.
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Is there a closed form expression for $(A^T\Sigma A)^{-1}$ when $A$ is not square?

I need to find the inverse of the matrix $A^T\Sigma A$. Matrix $A$ has dimensions $5\times 2$. Matrix $\Sigma$ has dimensions $5\times 5$, and it is symmetric and positive-definite. I need to ...
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$f '(x) = -f(x)$ and $f(1) = 1$, Solve for $f(2)$

I am honestly not even sure how to start this problem... My first thought was that $f(2) = 2$ ... But now I don't even know where to go from there.
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How do you find the inverse of a multivariable function?

In 1D variable calculus, you have a nice theorem that says: Suppose $f$ is differentiable and has an inverse on $I$. Suppose $x_o \in I$ and $f'(x_0) \neq 0$. Let $y_o = f(x_o)$, then ...
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Solve $\tan(w/2)$ , where $w = \arcsin(2x/(1+x^2)) + \arccos(1-y^2/(1+y^2))$ [on hold]

Solve $\tan(w/2)$ , where $w = \arcsin(2x/(1+x^2)) + \arccos(1-y^2/(1+y^2))$ Also, $|x|<1$ ; $y>0$ ; $xy>1$ The answer is given as $x+y/(1-xy)$
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Inversion of $z$-transform using partial fraction decomposition

I want to inverse a $z$-transform of this general form $$X(z) = \frac{b_0 + b_1z^{-1}+\cdots+b_Mz^{-M}}{a_0 + a_1z^{-1}+\cdots+a_Nz^{-N}}$$ where $M$ < $N$. In order to do this, I use partial ...
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Can I use eigenvalues to find the inverse of a vector?

I have two 1D matrices (say dimension 1xn) called A and B. Multiplying these: A . B = M. Where M is a scalar. Knowing B and M, can I find A? One cannot take the inverse of a vector, but is it ...
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How to solve an inverse relationship (cooking temp/time) [on hold]

How to figure out exactly the "add a little more time" to the question: cook at 425 deg for 18 minutes ... if I have several things in the same oven and need to set the oven at 375. I can't use a ...
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Inverse functions multivalued or not?

The square root of $y$ is usually defined as the positive solution $x$ to $y=x^2$, so the negative variant is not considered. In the same way, the inverse cosinus and sinus give the solution on ...
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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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Inverse of a matrix and its transpose

I'm trying to figure out why the calculation below works. I do know that $(A^T)^{-1} = (A^{-1})^T$. The matrix A = $\begin{bmatrix} 1 & -1 & 0 \\ 1 & 1 & -1\\ 1 & 2 & -1 ...
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Multiplicative Inverse Element in $\mathbb{Q}[\sqrt[3]{2}]$

So elements of this ring look like $$a+b\sqrt[3]{2}+c\sqrt[3]{4}$$ If I want to find the multiplicative inverse element for the above general element, then I'm trying to find $x,y,z\in\mathbb{Q}$ such ...
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If $f(z)= \frac 1z $ be defined and analytic on region $ |z| \gt 1 $ in $ \Bbb C $ then can we find an entire function $g$ such that :

$g$ should be such that $f(z)=g(z)$ on $ |z| \gt 1$ in $\Bbb C $. Now,Can we plainly apply uniqueness theorem and say that such a function $g$ can not exist?
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Is this definition correct for the inverse of a function?

Is this definition correct for the inverse of a function? Let $f:X\to Y$ be a function. The inverse of $f$ is the function $g:Y\to X$ such that $g\circ f=i_X$ and $f\circ g=i_Y$. We denote the ...
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Inverse of a set of ordered pairs.

An exam ask me the following question. Let $r=\{(x,y) \ | \ x \in [-1,1] \ \text{and} \ y=x^2\}$, is the following statement true? $$r^{-1}=\{(x,y) \ | \ x \in [0,1] \ \text{and} \ y=\pm\sqrt{|x|} ...
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Prove that $X \subset Y \implies f^{-1}(X) \subset f^{-1}(Y)$

Let E and F be two sets and $f: E \to F $ be a function, and $X, Y \subset F$. Prove that $X \subset Y \implies f^{-1}(X) \subset f^{-1}(Y)$ My answer: Let $y \in X$, then $f^{-1}(y) \in ...
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Inverse of a constant function on an open set

I was working on holomorphic functions and Riemann surfaces, and I was wondering about the inverse of a constant function: Let $f:U\rightarrow V$ be a holomorphic function between two Riemann ...
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convert the inverse of sum of two hermitian matrices into sum of two or more matrices.

I want to convert the inverse of sum of two hermitian matrices into sum of two or more matrices. I mean I want to simplify the bellow equation in a way that not to have inverse of sum of matrices any ...
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Representation of the inverse of an variance-covariance matrix $\hat{\Sigma}^{-1}$

Given $T$ observed vectors $x_i\in\mathbb{R}^N, i\in\{1,\ldots,T\}$. Define $\hat{\Sigma}$ as the corresponding empirical covariance-matrix of the Observations $X=\left(\begin{array}{c} x_1' \\ ...
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Finding inverses of a function which maps ordered pairs of positive integers onto the positive integers.

The function $f(x,y) = \frac{(x+y-1)(x+y-2)}{2} + y $ is a bijection which maps ordered pairs of positive integers onto the positive integers. I would like to find the functions $g$ and $h$ such that ...
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Homeomorphism between the set of invertible matrices and itself

Consider the set of invertible $n \times n$-matrices $GL_n(\mathbb{R}) = \{A \in M_{n \times n}(R) \mid A\text{ is invertible}\}$. I now want to prove that the transformation $$f: A \mapsto A^{-1}$$ ...
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Inverse of two matrices multiplied [on hold]

I've been asked to find the inverse of $AB$ where $A$ and $B$ are: $$A=\begin{bmatrix}5 & 3 \\4 & 2\end{bmatrix}$$ $$B=\begin{bmatrix}2 & -3 \\1 & 3\end{bmatrix}$$ My answer: What I ...
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Series expansions of inverse polynomials

Suppose one is given a strictly monotonous polynomial, $$f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^N a_n x^n$$ So that for a given $y$ there exists a single real $x=f^{-1}(y)$. It would be nice* to be able to calculate the ...
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Solve $x$ in the equation: $a\cdot \textrm{arctanh} [b + a \cdot x] - c \cdot \textrm{arctanh} [d + c \cdot x] = e$

How to solve $x$ in the equation: $a\cdot \textrm{arctanh} [b + a \cdot x] - c \cdot \textrm{arctanh} [d + c \cdot x] = e$, where $\textrm{arctanh}(x) = \frac{1}{2} \log \left(\frac{1+x}{1-x} ...
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Computing the inverse of linear transformations using matrices

For each of the following linear transformations T, determine whether T is invertible, and compute T-1 if it exists. (a) T: P2(R) $\to$ P2(R) defined by T(f(x)) = f ''(x) + 2 f '(x) - f(x). My ...
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Laplace transformation with circuits [closed]

Im confused about the significance of inversing laplace transformations. What is the interpretation of s compared to t? Why is each Laplace transform only defined for some values of s? hopefully ...
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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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Question about inverse of CDF being a real analytic function

Let F: [0,a] -> [0,1] be a continuous, strictly increasing CDF. Assume also F admists a continuous, positive pdf f. Now define the inverse function h(x) as F(h(x))=x. Is h real analytic? If not, what ...
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Calculating the inverse of a continuous map for a certain interval in order to calculate the Perron-Frobenius operator.

Suppose we are observing chaotic continuos maps, the Perron-Frobenius operator $P$ satisfies: $P\phi_{n}(t) = \frac{d}{dt} \int_{f^{-1}([a,t])} \phi(x)dx$ I don't understand how for the shift map, ...
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How adjacency matrix shows that the graph have no cycles?

Let $G$ a directed graph and $A$ the corresponding adjacency matrix. Let denote the identity matrix with $I$. I've read in a wikipedia article, that the following statement is true. Question. Is it ...
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What is the adjoint of an inverse matrix? [duplicate]

What is the adjoint of an inverse matrix? Is $(T^{-1})^{*} = (T^{*})^{-1}$?
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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 ...
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Can we show that $K=\tan(\frac{\theta_B}{2} + 45^\circ)$, given $\theta_B = \arctan(K) - \arctan(\frac{1}{K})$?

I am studying two separate technical documents which are about the same topic. I would like to know if they are defining certain two variables exactly the same. In the first document, it defines a ...
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Let $T$ be a linear transformation on a vector space $V$ ($\textrm{dim}\ V = n$). If $\textrm{rank}\ (T^2) = n$, is $T$ invertible?

For a linear transformation $T$ on a finite dimensional vector space $V$ ($\textrm{dim}\ V = n$). If $\textrm{rank}\ (T^2) = n$, is $T$ invertible? Also, is it guaranteed to have an eigenvalue?
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Permutations, compositions and associativity properties

Let n be a postive integer, and let σ : {1, . . . , n} → {1, . . . , n} be a one-to-one and onto map. Then σ is called a permutation on n elements. The set of all permutations on n elements is denoted ...
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Kalman filter innovation residual inversion

I'm trying to implement a Kalman filter in a computationally efficient way. The main issue is the inversion of the innovation residual: $$S=HPH^T+R$$ $$K=PH^TS^{-1}$$ My question is, can one assume ...
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Proof of Vandermonde Matrix Inverse Formula

I'm working through Exercise 40 from section 1.2.3 of Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming volume 1, but am finding myself unable to produce a rigorous proof, and the one here is suspect and not ...
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Inverse of $f(x) = 3x + \cos(x)$

Was hoping someone could help me find the inverse of $f(x) = 3x + \cos(x)$ The steps I took were: $y = 3x + \cos(x)$ $x = 3y + \cos(y)$ $x - 3y = \cos(y)$ $\arccos(x-3y) = y $ But I still have a ...
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Finding the inverse of a number under a certain modulus

How does one get the inverse of 7 modulo 11? I know the answer is supposed to be 8, but have no idea how to reach or calculate that figure. Likewise, I have the same problem finding the inverse of 3 ...
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Find $f^{-1}(g(x))$ if $f(x) = 2x + 1$ and $g(x) = x^{2}$

Question: Let $f$ and $g$ be defined as: $$f(x) = 2x + 1, ~~~~x \in \mathbb{R}$$ $$g(x) = x^{2}, ~~~~~~~~~~~~x \in \mathbb{R}$$ Find a) $~~f^{-1}(x)$ b) $~~f(g(x))$ c) $~~g(f(x))$ d) ...
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Inverse of $f(x) = a \left(1 + \frac{c}{(1+x^b)^{-\frac{1}{b}} - c}\right) \cdot (1+x^{-b})^\frac{1}{b}$?

How can one find the inverse of $$ f(x) = \mathrm{a} \left(1 + \frac{\mathrm{c}}{(1+x^\mathrm{b})^{-\frac{1}{\mathrm{b}}} - \mathrm{c}}\right) \cdot (1+x^{-\mathrm{b}})^\frac{1}{\mathrm{b}} $$ with ...
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Why do the columns of the inverse of a matrix (defined as a linear operator) form an orthogonal basis in an inner product space?

Let V be a vector space over C and W be an inner product space over C with inner product <., .> and T:V --> W be a linear transformation. Find an orthogonal basis for V = R^3 with the inner product ...
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How to show $\text{rref }[\left.A\right|AB]=[\left.I_n\right|B]$?

For invertible $A^{n\times n}, B^{n\times n}$, how do I show that $\text{rref }[\left.A\right|AB]=[\left.I_n\right|B]?$ Tentatively: $\text{rref ...
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$\frac{d\Phi^{-1}(y)}{dy} = \frac{1}{\frac{d}{dy}[\Phi(\Phi^{-1}(y))]}$?

If $\Phi(y)$ is a monotonic decreasing function is true that $$\frac{d\Phi^{-1}(y)}{dy} = \frac{1}{\Phi'(\Phi^{-1}(y))}$$ If so, how? It works for $y = \Phi(x) = e^{-x}, \quad \Phi^{-1}(y) = ...
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how to do inverse laplace of $(s^2+1)/s^4$?

how to do the inverse laplace of $(s^2+1)/s^4$? the answer is $(t^3/6)+t$ but I do not know how to derive it.
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Find the inverse of $f(x,y) = (x+3y,3x+y)$

Given the function $f : \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^2$ as $f(x,y) = (x+3y,3x+y)$. Find $f^{-1}$ .( Assume $f$ is a bijection) I know how to find $f^{-1} (x) = (3x+2)$ or anything with one ...