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Linear algebra is concerned with vector spaces of all dimensions and linear transformations between them, including systems of linear equations, bases, dimensions, subspaces, matrices, determinants, traces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, Jordan forms, etc. For questions specifically ...

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### Lower bounding the trace of $A^2$ using the trace of $A^T A$

$\DeclareMathOperator{\tr}{tr}$For a real, square matrix $A$, I believe that one has a simple upper bound on the (absolute value of the) trace of its square in terms of the trace of its Gramian-type ...
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### What if 1st pivot is missing but the 2nd one is there?

I have the following matrix : $$A= \begin{bmatrix} 0 &1 &2 &3 &4 \\ 0 &0 &0 &1 &2\\ 0 &0 &0 &0 &0\\ \end{bmatrix}$$ So here the 1st pivot is missing ...
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### Prove that the size and the number of Jordan block's of $\lambda$ and $\bar{\lambda}$ are the same.

Prove that the size and the number of Jordan block's of $\lambda$ and $\bar{\lambda}$ are the same where $T$ is a real operator on $V$ a finite dimensional space. I know that the main is to show that ...
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### Matrices that represent rotations

So the question is What 3 by 3 matrices represent the transformations that a) rotate the x-y plane, then x-z, then y-z through 90? I believe this is the matrix that rotates the xy plane \begin{...
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### Solution for an inequality

I want to solve this inequality for $z$ $$(z+1) \left(1-e^x\right)-e^y\geq 0$$ where $-\infty <x\leq \log \left(\frac{1}{z+1}\right)$ and $-\infty <y\leq 0$. I am struggling because $z$ ...
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### Show that if $d_{i,j} = |i − j|$ then $\sqrt{d}$ is euclidean . [closed]

Is there a standard way to proof that some space is Euclidean? Thanks
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### Convex basis of functions

I'm looking for a set of convex functions which is forms a basis for $C^1(\mathbb{R})$? Most of the basises I know are polynomials or Fourier basis but I was wondering if there was a basis of convex ...
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### The set of all real or complex invertible matrices is dense

I'm trying to show that the set of all invertible matrices $\Omega$ is dense over $F=\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$. Let $A\in\Omega$ and $C\in M_{n\times n}(F)$. Since $\|A-C\|<\frac{1}{||A^{-1}||}$, ...
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### Expressing $v$ as a linear combination of $v_1, v_2, v_3$ and Finding $Av$

Let $v_1 \begin{bmatrix}0\\-2\\2\end{bmatrix}, v_2 = \begin{bmatrix}1\\2\\0\end{bmatrix}$ and $v_3 = \begin{bmatrix}2\\0\\-1\end{bmatrix}$ be eigenvectors of the matrix $A$ which correspond to the ...
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### Minimal polynomial and possible Jordan forms

Let $A$ be an $8\times 8$ complex matrix with characteristic polynomial $$p_A(x)=(x-1)^4(x+2)^2(x^2+1)$$ and minimal polynomial $$m_A(x)=(x-1)^2(x+2)^2(x^2+1).$$ Determine all possible Jordan ...
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### Finding formulas for the entries of a matrix

Let $M = \begin{bmatrix}8&2\\-1&5\end{bmatrix}$ Find formulas for the entries of $M^n$ where $n$ is a positive integer $M^n = ?$ (Should be a $2 \times 2$ matrix) What do they mean ...
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### How can I compute $A(v_1 + v_2)$ where $v_1$ and $v_2$ are eigenvectors of the matrix A

If $v_1 = \begin{bmatrix}5\\3\end{bmatrix}$ and $v_2 = \begin{bmatrix}3\\1\end{bmatrix}$ are eigenvectors of a matrix $A$ corresponding to the eigenvalues $\lambda_1 = -1$ and $\lambda_2 = 4$ ...
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