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Prove that multiplying an elementary matrix to a matrix can produce the same effect as an elementary row operation.

Elementary row operations: 1) Interchange any two rows of the matrix 2) Multiply every entry of some row of the matrix by the same nonzero scalar 3) Add a multiple of one row of the matrix to ...
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Stochastic process, Fourier transform and $L^2$

Consider a time domain signal received at a sensor $x(t)$ over some time $t$, and we have performed Fourier transform on $x(t)$ to obtain $X(w)$. While performing Fourier Transform to find the ...
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Find the matrix representation in the standard basis for either rotation by an angle $\theta$ in the plane perpendicular to the subspace

Find the matrix representation in the standard basis for either rotation by an angle $\theta$ in the plane perpendicular to the subspace spanned by vectors $(1,~1,~1,~1)~and~(1,~1,~1,0)$ in ...
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What is the nature of the graph of number (y) of gallons of fuel left in the tank of a car moving at constant speed, plotted against time (x)?

This is an interpreting linear functions question. I don't understand what it means to find "the nature of the graph". Please help me with this question. Thank you.
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Find a basis of a subspace defined by a linear equation

Let $B=\{v_1,v_2,v_3,v_4\}$ be a basis of $V$. Let $$V \supset S= \left \{v:v=\sum\limits_{i=1}^4 \alpha_iv_i, \alpha_1+2\alpha_2+\alpha_3-\alpha_4=0 \right \}$$ Find a basis of $S$. I don't ...
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Describe the kernel, and determine whether the given vector space linear transformation is invertible:

Let $F$ be the vector space of all functions mapping $\Bbb R$ into $\Bbb R$ $T:F\rightarrow\Bbb R$ defined by $T(f)=f(-4)$ $ker(T)=$ {$f\in F|f(-4)=0$}, by definition of kernel. To prove that $T$ ...
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Volume of the symmetric difference between a parallelotope and its translated.

Let $A$ be a n-dimensional parallelotope and $v \in \mathbb{R}^n$ a vector. Is there a formula giving the volume of the symmetric difference $A \Delta (v+A)$?
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Subspace of symmetric commuting matrices

I am given $W$ a subspace of real $n$-dimensional matrices which are symmetric and pairwise commuting. I have to prove that $dim(W) \leq n$. I have read some facts about commuting matrices over an ...
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How to prove there exists a unique linear map such that $T(e_i) = w_i$ in an infinite-dimensional vector space?

Problem: (a) Let $V$ and $W$ be two finite dimensional vectorspaces over a field $F$, and let $\left\{e_1, e_2, \ldots, e_n\right\}$ be a basis for $V$. Then there exists for each $w_i \in W$ an ...
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Prove that an $n$-dimensional non-unital algebra over a field $k$ is isomorphic to a subalgebra $\mathfrak{M}_n(k)$

Assume we have already proved this for unital algebras. Here's my book's solution: Construct the unital algebra $A^1$ [with unit $(1,0)$] as an algebra on the vector space $k\oplus A$ with the ...
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Strange “form” of the set of vertices $C(x,y,z)$ such that $ABC$ is a right triangle with hypotenuse $AB$

Let $A(1,-3,4)$ and $B(3,-2,-1)$ and find the set of all $C(x,y,z)$ such that $ABC$ is a right triangle with hypotenuse $AB$ What I did $$AB=(2,1,5)$$ $$BC=(x-3,y+2,z+1)$$ $$AC=(x-1,y+3,z-4)$$ ...
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General Linear Group over the quaternions is a a topological group

How to show that General Linear Group over the quaternions is a a topological group?
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What am I doing wrong? - Change of basis matrix

Problem: Let $\alpha$ be the standard basis of $\mathbb{R}^3$ and let $\beta = \left\{(1,0,0), (1,1,0), (1,1,1)\right\}$ be another basis. Consider the linear map $T: \mathbb{R}^3 \rightarrow ...
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proof of the singular-values of orthogonal matrix

What is a simple and intuitive proof that the singular-values of orthogonal matrix $A$ is $1$?
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Condition number of $A^TA$

if $n \times n$ full rank matrix $A$ has condition number $\kappa$, what would be the condition number of $A^TA$? Preferably If the derivation includes the following definition of $\kappa$: $$ \kappa ...
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Nonlinear-Variation of Helmholtz Equation

I was wondering on the solution of the equation $$\nabla^2P(\vec r)=v(\vec r)P(\vec r)^2\phantom{.......}(1)$$ Or more simply, if there exists a coordinate system where: $$\nabla^2P(\vec r)=P^2(\vec ...
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Solving Lyapunov equation for unknown A matrix and known P matrix

I need to solve the Lyapunov equation $A'P+PA+Q+PBR^{-1}B'P=0$ for matrix A. Note that usually the equation is solved to get unknown P matrix. But instead of the usual problem which can be solved ...
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Kernel and image of this linear transformations

I dont know how i can solve this problem, if you know, please, explain me... help...: Consider in $\mathbb{R}^2$ the following linear transformations, $f_{\alpha}:\mathbb{R}^2 ...
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2014 IMC first problem first day (eigenvalues of a product of symmetric matrices).

This was the first problem of the IMC 2014. Let $A$ and $B$ be two $n\times n$ symmetric matrices with real entries which have all their eigenvalues strictly larger than $1$. Prove all the ...
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$A^tA-AA^t$ in Mathematical Physics

In very different contexts of mathematical physics (rigid body mechanics, fluidodynamics, general relativity, quantum field theory,...) I have come across the following expression: $$ A^tA-AA^t, $$ ...
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Efficient Test For Commuting Matrices

I know that if $A$ and $B$ are two Hermitian matrices, then $A B= B A$ if and only if their eigenspaces coincide [1]. In order to apply this test one need to compute eigenvectors of both $A$ and $B$ ...
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Can the difference between a number and a set of numbers be calculated as follows?

I have a number $X$ (lets say $45$) and I have five other numbers, lets say $(3, 4, ,5, 6, 7)$ I want to know the difference between my number and the other numbers like this: ...
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If then as matrix calculation

Having simple script code a like to bring a if-then-condition into linear algebra form. How is it made? Example 1: Having $T=25$ (where T is temperature current in room). If $T>30$ the equ. ...
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Bound on maximum of product of matrix and vector

I need to bound the absolute maximum of each entry of a matrix-vector product: $\max_{|x|_{1}=1} |Ax|_{\infty}$ I tried to pose this in terms of the induced infinity norm of $A$, as in ...
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Find basis corresponding to dual basis

In the finite dimensional vector space $V$, suppose $\{f_1,f_2,\cdots,f_m\}$ are the dual basis, how can find the basis $\{e_1,e_2,\cdots,e_m\}$ s.t. $f_i(e_j)=\delta_{ij}$
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How to find the limit of this matrix function

Let $A$ be $n\times n$ real symmetric matrix that is positive definite. Let $x\in\mathbb{R^n}, \space x\ne 0$. Prove that the following limit $$ \lim_{m\to\infty}\dfrac{x^TA^{m+1}x}{x^TA^{m}x} $$ ...
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What are the main kinds of mathematics? [on hold]

I stumble upon as much on math I don't know (trascendal math, number theory) and math I know on the internet and elsewhere. I have a pretty good idea about differential and integral calculus, and I'd ...
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How to solve an equation involving euclidean norm operation?

On page 3 of Scalable, Versatile and Simple Constrained Graph Layout it describes the equation: $$|(\mathbf p-\mathbf r)-(\mathbf q+\mathbf r)|=d$$ Where $\mathbf p$ and $\mathbf q$ are known ...
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Semplify $\det\left(D+M+A\right)$.

Let $D$, $M$, $A$, $n\times n$ matrices, with $n\in\mathbb N$. $D$ is a diagonal matrix, $M$ with elements all equal to $k\in\mathbb R$, $A$ is an antisymmetric matrix. Is possible to calculate ...
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Symmetric matrices and eigenvalues

If the eigenvalues of a symmetric matrix $A$ are greater than 0, show that $v^{\top}Av > 0$ for every $v \ne 0$ I am trying to prove this as follows: If $v$ is an eigenvector of $A$, then $Av ...
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Find the population [on hold]

Every year, the emigration rate from country A to B is 𝛼 (0 < 𝛼 < 1), whereas the emigration rate from country B to A is 𝛽 (0 < 𝛽 < 1). Note that the fluctuation in population of both ...
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What does it mean to evaluate a polynomial at a linear map, e.g. $p(T)$ where $p(x)$ is a polynomial?

I'm learning about the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem and the Primary Decomposition Theorem, and have trouble understanding what the notations mean. What does $\chi_T(T)$ mean? ($\chi_T(x)$ is the ...
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What can I assume, when given a matrix with information about its eigenvalues but not its action?

Basically, I've had to use linearity a couple of times yesterday and today, in order to write up a few proofs. But I notice that I am only given information such as positivity conditions and ...
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T-invariant subspaces

I'm studying for a qualifying exam, and I'd really appreciate some help on the following questions. Let p be a prime integer, $F=\mathbb{Z/pZ}$, V a vector space over F, and $T\in\mathscr{L}(V)$. ...
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If det $A = 0$ and $\det B \neq 0$ then show that $abc = -1$

This has been hurting my head for a while now.... If $$ \det\begin{bmatrix}a&a^2&1+a^3\\b&b^2&1+b^3\\c&c^2&1+c^3\end{bmatrix}=0 $$ And $$ ...
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Asymptotic behavior of the minimum eigenvalue of a certain Gram matrix with linear independence

Consider the density matrices with the following spectral decompositions: $$\rho=\lambda_1|\nu_1\rangle+\lambda_{2}|\nu_2\rangle$$ and $$\sigma=\gamma_1|\omega_1\rangle+\gamma_2|\omega_2\rangle$$ such ...
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A subgroup of special linear group

Does anybody know if the subgroup of diagonal and antidiagonal matrices of $SL(n,F)$ has been given a particular name? By $SL(n,F)$ I mean $n \times n$ matrices over a field $F$ with determinant 1. ...
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Operator Norm and Submultiplicativity against the Spectral Norm

Consider $\mathcal{A}:\mathbb{R}^{n\times m}\to \mathbb{R}^{p\times q}$ to be a linear operator. I know that by considering the trace norm and using the submultiplicativity of the operator norm we ...
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Basis for a eigenspace (multiple choice problem)

The following (multiple choice) problem is from a test review. For the given matrix $A$, find a basis for the corresponding eigenspace for the given eigenvalue. $$A = \begin{bmatrix}1 & 6 ...
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Intuition behind Equation for point on a line between two solutions for linear equations

I am trying to solve some basic linear algebra problem. The book says a point on a line between two solutions ( for linear equations) is given by $c (sol1) + (1-c) (sol2)$ I don't understand this. ...
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Understanding Householder Transformations

I've been thinking about Householder transformation for the past few days and one point appears to be escaping my insight. I hope that the following description helps someone correct my understanding ...
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Find the maximum value of this form

Let $A,B$ be $n\times n$ real symmetric matrices such that $B$ is positive definite. Show that $G$ defined below attains a maximum value at an eigenvector related to $A$ and $B$. Also find the ...
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Why is this set of polynomials linearly dependent?

$$1 + 2t+ t^2, 3-9t^2,1 + 4t + 5t^2$$ (A) Linearly dependent or (B) Linearly independent The answer is A from the answer key. This is a test review. I don't see that either ...
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Lagrangian complement in symplectic vector space

Let $(V,\omega)$ be a vector space over $K$ together with symplectic form $\omega : V \times V \rightarrow K$. Let $U \subseteq V$ be a Lagrangian subspace (in other words, $U = U^{\perp}$). I want to ...
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Prove {$v_1,v_2,w$} is a basis for vector space _V_

A problem from my textbook states: Let {$v_1,v_2,v_3$} be a basis for a vector space $V$. Prove that, if $w$ is not in $sp(v_1,v_2)$, then {$v_1,v_2,w$} is also a basis for $V$. Assume ...
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Particular form of the kernel of a positive matrix

Let $\mathbf L$ be a positive ($L_{ij} \geqslant 0$) $k \times n$ matrix with $k < n$. I'm looking for a matrix $\mathbf H \in \mathbb R^{n \times (n-k)}$ with two properties: columns of ...
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If $V$ is a vector space, then, proving that…

I have a big problem with this problem... : If $V_m(\mathbb{R})$ is a vector space whose dimension is "$m$" then Proving that "$m$" is even number if and only if exist an endomorphism $J$ of ...
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Reducing a Matrix with Guass-Jordan elimination

I am doing some homework, but I am stuck on this problem. I have to take a (I'd upload an image, but being new, I can't): -x+y=-2 -3x+2z=13 2x-2z=-6 Here's a picture of my work(I can only link ...
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Problem: linear form

I need help with this problem: we are on $\mathbb{R}^2$ and we consider two non-null vectors, $ \vec{v}, \ \vec{w}$, and a non-trivial linear form $\phi\in{\mathbb{R}^2}^*$. Now if ...
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Problem about planes

Say we have $2x+3y+3z=0$ which is a plane. Does that plane have infinite dimensions (it is a 2D "object" — forgive me as I am not a mathematician — but each side has infinite length) or is it just the ...