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Linear operators proof, projection and reflection matrices

I am trying to understand two parts from the picture below in my textbook, but I dont understand how they arrived at it. I am trying to understand the proof below and how they got $P_L(\vec{v}) = ...
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Eigenfunctions and Eigenvalues of a Linear Operator

For a math project on Schroedinger's equation I and a partner are working on we need to find eigenfunctions and eigenvalues that satisfy $L\phi_n = \lambda_n\phi_n$, where $L$ is defined as $L\psi = ...
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Algebra verbal find the amount of sold items

Hey I am having an exam tomorrow, so I looked up at some verbal algebra questions, and found one that I could not solve, because I don't really understand how would I do this. The question is like ...
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About lower bounds on the size of irreducible representations of subgroups of symmetric groups.

Is there a subgroup $G_n$ of $S_n$ (one $G_n$ for each $S_n$) increasing in size such that their permutation representations are such that the smallest non-trivial irreducible size in them is ...
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Approximating length of a curved line based on Begining and End points of line

I have two points, a known distance apart. At each of these points I have a sensor that gives me flow speed and direction. I originally assumed the flow path between the first point and second point ...
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Finding eigenvalue and eigenvectors of a matrix containing an imaginary number

How do you solve for the eigenvalues given the matrix? \begin{matrix} i & -2 \\ 1 & 0 \\ \end{matrix} I know how to get the characteristic polynomial Ca(X); X^2 - ...
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Characterise the set of inner products which are preserved by a given automorphism?

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional vector space. Let us call an automorphism $T:V\rightarrow V$ admissible if there exists an inner product $\langle , \rangle$ on $V$ making $T$ an isometry. (You can ...
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questions on polynomial Lagrange Interpolation of order $n$?

I ran in One Ex in my book when I‌ prepare for final exam on numerical method. how can help me how we solve such a problem? if $P(x)$ and $Q(x)$ be two polynomial Lagrange Interpolation of order $n$ ...
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Any hint about solving this monster determinant?

I'm asked to solve the following determinant: $$|A|= \begin{vmatrix} 1 &2 &3 &\cdots &{n-1} &n\\ 2 &3 &4 &\cdots &n &1\\ \vdots &\vdots &\vdots & ...
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Change of eigenvectors by change of coulmn vectors.

This question is an extension to the question in the link: Change the matrix by multiplying one column by a number. It is understood now that if we change a positive definite matrix A to B by ...
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How to find spectral radius of ${0,1}$ and ${0,1,-1}$ matrices?

[this is kind of a continuation of this question ] It seems that the following is true, Among $n=3$ dimension symmetric matrices over $\{0,1\}$ which have $d=7$ ones the maximum spectral radius is ...
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Matrices where A^2 = A

I have a feeling that the only invertible matrix - A . that when it squared A^2 is still A , is the Identity matrix . Am I right? and if so , could anybody show me the proof?
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linear algebra characteristic values

Let $T$ be the linear operator on $\mathbb{R}^4$ which is represented in the standard ordered basis by the matrix $$ \left( \begin{matrix} 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ a & 0 ...
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Change the matrix by multiplying one column by a number.

Consider a positive definite matrix A. We can think of the matrix as a linear transformation. Now supopse we get matrix B by multiplying only one column of A by a number. Is there a geometric relation ...
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How to find a “flag base” to an endomorphism?

I found several exercises that ask me to find a flag base for a given matrix, for example: $$ A=\left( \begin{array}{ccc} -1 & 1 & 0 \\ 2 & 2 & 4 \\ -1 & -2 & -3 \end{array} ...
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What scaled version of vector to use in QR-factorization when vector subtraction is involved

Im trying to figure out if I understand the conceptual basics. All the time you see that vectors are scaled down/up for readability or for simplifying future calculations with that same vector. As ...
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Maximal ideals of the ring of matrices

Let K be a field. We consider $K^n$ as a left module of $M_{n, n}(K)$, the ring of matrices of size $n$ over $K$. 1) For any $M_{n, n}(K)$ module homomorphism $ 0 ≠ \phi: M_{n, n}(K) \to K^n$, show ...
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Determine 9 variables by 3 equations with approximation

I have an equation in the form of Q*d=z, where Q is 3by3 matrix of variables, and d and z are vectors of 3 known numbers. What would be the best way to compute all 9 elements of matrix Q, provided ...
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Are these two definitions of an affine subspace equivalent?

I've seen the notion of an affine subspace defined differently as follows: $S \subset \mathbb R^3$, non-empty, is an affine subspace if $(1-t)u + tv \in S$ whenever $u,v \in S$. $S$ is an affine ...
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theorem involving changing bases.

the theorem is as follows: Let A be the matrix of T:U -> V with respect to the bases {e i} of U and a basis {f j}of V, and let B be the matrix of T with respect to the bases {e' i} of U and a basis ...
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Subspaces: Does closure under scalar multiplication imply additive identity?

Working through Axler's Linear Algebra Done Right (second edition), I came upon the following assertion: If $U$ is a subset of a vector space $V$, then to check if $U$ is a subspace of $V$ we only ...
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Reduced row echelon form of full rank matrices

Does the row echelon form of a full rank square matrix ALWAYS reduce to identity matrix? Thanks
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Infinite subspaces for a vector space that cannot be spanned by a single element

If a vector space (over an infinite field) cannot be spanned solely by a single element, does it mean it has infinite subspaces? I couldn't find an example that contradicts this
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Finitely generated modules and submodules

Let $R$ be a ring, $M$ an $R$-module and $U$ a submodule of $M$. Show that, if $U$ and $M/U$ are finitely generated, then $M$ is finitely generated aswell. I thought to maybe show this by taking ...
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find spectrum matrix A

Let $A = \left[ \begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 0&b&0&0&0&0\\ c&0&b&0&0&0\\ 0&c&0&b&0&0\\ 0&0&c&0&b&0\\ ...
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Find an orthonormal basis for W and $W ^{\perp}$

$V=\mathbb{P}^{2}$ with the inner product $<p(x),q(x)>=2p(-1)q(-1)+3p(1)q(1)+p(2)q(2)$ Let $W=Span${$x,x^{2}$} Find the orthonormal basis for W using Gramm-Schmidt. Then express the ...
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squared trace inequality for hermitian matrices

I was wondering how to proof that $Tr(H^2)\cdot d - Tr(H)^2\geq 0$ for each $(d\times d)$ Hermitian matrix $H$. This is equal to $d\sum_j \lambda_j^2-\sum_{j,k}\lambda_j\lambda_k$ with eigenvalues ...
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How to find the dimension of the given vector space

Let $L=\{p(B)|\ p\ \text{is a polynomial with real coefficients}\},$ where $B =\begin{pmatrix} 0 & 1 &0\\0 & 0&1\\ 1&0&0\end{pmatrix}.$ Then the dimension $\;d\;$ of the vector ...
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Limit of the projection of a matrix when the projection is not continuous

Consider two real matrices: the $n\times n$ matrix $A$ the $n\times m$ matrix $B$ of rank $m$, with $m<n$. Let, for $a\in\mathbb{R}$, $$S_a=A-aI_n,$$ and denote by $P_a$ the orthogonal ...
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Process of finding the eigenvalues of a 3x3 matrix

I'm trying to find the eigenvalues of a 3x3 matrix in order to eventually find an orthogonal matrix $Q$ and diagonal matrix $D$ such that $Q^TAQ = D$, where $A$ is a symmetric matrix, however I'm not ...
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double root and newton method, a problem on solved exercise?

$f(x)$ in $x= \alpha$ has double roots and define in $\alpha$ neighbor. if the sequence $\{x_n\}$ for solving $f(x)=0$ calculated by newton methods the following is correct. ($a$ and $b$ is plasced ...
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Argument for the zero vector not being defined as an eigenvector

Two days ago, my lecturer of Advanced Numerical Methods gave a review on the topic about eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Just as the lecturer presented the definition of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, a ...
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How can I determine if a transformation is onto

Is (x,y) mapped into (x,y,0) an onto transformation? If I use the theorem that the dimension of V is less than the dimension of W, then I think that it's not onto. However, I don't see a vector in W ...
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Diagonally Dominant Matrix Preserved after Gaussian Elimination (with a modification)

Prove or disprove: If a matrix has the property $0 \neq |a_{ii}| \geq \sum_{\substack{j=1 \\ j \neq i}} |a_{ij}| $ then Gaussian Elimination (without pivoting) will preserve this property. I assume ...
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Let A be an m × n matrix, and b an m × 1 vector, both with integer entries.

Let $A$ be an $m \times n$ matrix, and $b$ an $m \times 1$ vector, both with integer entries. If $Ax = b$ has a solution over $ \mathbb Z/p \mathbb Z $ for every prime $p,$ is a real solution ...
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How are these definitions of the inertia tensor the same?

I'm looking for some help in understanding the inertia tensor (not the physics, just the math). I've seen three different definitions and I'm not sure if they mean the same thing or how they relate ...
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Under what conditions is a linear automorphism an isometry of some inner product?

Assume $V$ is a finite-dimensional vector space over $\mathbb{R}$, and that $T: V \to V$ is a (linear) isomorphism. When is it possible to construct an inner product on $V$ making $T$ an ...
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Similar matrices represent an operator relative to different bases

I need to prove the following Let $A,C$ be two similar matrices over the field $\mathbb{F}$. Define $T_A : \mathbb{F}^n_{\text{col}} \to \mathbb{F}^n_{\text{col}}$ as $T_A(x) = Ax$. ...
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I have to show $A$ and $B$ have at least one common eigenvalue in $E$.

$A\in M_n(F)$ and $B\in M_m(F)$ be two matrices such that the minimal polynomial of $A$ divides the minimal polynomial of $B$. suppose that $E$ is the algebraic closure of $F$.I have to show $A$ and ...
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Simple equation re-arrangement

I have a simple re-arrangement of an equation which I can't seem to solve, help would be much appreciated. I'm trying to re-arrange the equation: $e^{-3t}\frac{dy}{dt} - 3e^{-3t}y = C$ where $C$ ...
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Proof that Gauss-Jordan elimination works

Gauss-Jordan elimination is a technique that can be used to calculate the inverse of matrices (if they are invertible). It can also be used to solve simultaneous linear equations. However, after a ...
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Minimize Product of Sums of Squared Distances

The Question Given two sets of vectors $S_1$ and $S_2$,we want to find a unit vector $s$ such that $$\{\sum_{u\in S_1}(\|u\|^2-\langle u, s \rangle^2)\} \cdot \{\sum_{v\in S_2}(\|v\|^2 - \langle v, ...
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How to get a linear plot of a power function?

Imagine I have a function of x as follows: $$y=f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c + \frac{d}{x}$$ And I am trying to plot this on a graph with y as ordinate and $x^{n}$ as abscissa. Now what value of n would give ...
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Why does the Gaussian-Jordan elimination works when finding the inverse matrix?

In order to find the inverse matrix $A^{-1}$, one can apply Gaussian-Jordan elimination to the augmented matrix $$(A \mid I)$$ to obtain $$(I \mid C),$$ where $C$ is indeed $A^{-1}$. However, I fail ...
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Does matrix has a underlying basis?

Can I say a matrix (M) as a liner transformation and it operates on a vector? The vector must have a basis and the matrix M gave us a new vector. Now is there any basis associated with the matrix. ...
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Is there a fundamental meaning of kernel in “kernel function” and “kernel of linear map”

In pattern analysis kernel trick is famous, based on kernel function. On the other hand kernel of linear map is the null space. Is there a deep relation between this two "kernel" words or there is no ...
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$M_n$ be space of compex n x n matrices with inner product $(A,B)= Tr A\bar{B}^t$

Let $M_n$ be space of compex n x n matrices with inner product $(A,B)= Tr A\bar{B}^t$. Find adjoint operators: i. For operator of left multiplication $L_A :X\rightarrow AX$ by matrix A for $X \in ...
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Rearranging into $y=mx+c$ format and finding unknowns $a$ and $b$

Two quantities $x$ and $y$ are connected by a law $y = \frac{a}{1-bx^2}$ where $a$ and $b$ are constants. Experimental values of $x$ and $y$ are given in the table below: $$ ...
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Why is unit circle not sufficient to bound the partial sums? [on hold]

I want to find vectors $\textbf{v}_1, \dots,\textbf{v}_n$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$ with that $\sum_{i=1}^n\textbf{v}_i=\textbf{0}$ and $\Vert \textbf{v}_i\Vert\leq 1$ for all $i=1,\dots,n$, such that for ...
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Show that there exists a $3 × 3$ invertible matrix $M$ with entries in $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$ such that $M^7 = I_3$.

Show that there exists a $3 × 3$ invertible matrix $M$ (which is not the identity matrix) with entries in the field $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$ such that $M^7 = $Identity matrix. All I could do was use ...