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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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Proove L is a linear transformation

I'm working on linear transformation and trying to answer : Let E and F be two vector-spaces on $\mathbb{C}$ and $L:E \rightarrow F$ an application such as : $\forall u,v \in \ E, L(u+v)=L(u)+L(v) $ ...
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Explicit linear combination of some matrices

I apologize in advance for how messy this is, I've never had to use latex. \begin{matrix} 10 \\ 40 \\ 30 \\ 20 \end{matrix} This is matrix A \begin{matrix} 1 \\ 2\\ 3\\ 4\\ \end{matrix} ...
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Equating eigenvalues of Hermitian matrix and correlating symmetric/antisymmetric matricies

I have a matrix $AH$ which is created by adding $AS$ and $i*AA$, which are the symmetric and antisymmetric components of the matrix $A$ So $AS=(A+A')/2$ $AA=(A-A')/2$ $AH=AS+i*AA$ AH has ...
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matrix sampling and its rank preservation

Assuming matrix $X\in R^{m\times n}$ is row orthogonal of rank $m$. Then, if I construct a new matrix $Y\in R^{m\times t}$, whose columns are directly sampled from $X$ with or without replacement ...
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calculate the equations for lines tangent to a sphere

Just started self-studying linear algebra, and as such I have no teacher I can ask. Working my way through first-year university material for linear algebra from a dutch university, so I might use the ...
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Prove that the output of the function equals the determinant

Let $δ$ : $M_{2×2}$($F$) $→$ $F$ be a function with the following three properties. ($i$) $δ$ is a linear function of each row of the matrix when the other row is held fixed. ($ii$) If the two rows ...
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Profile likelihood: Box-Cox transformation

I'm trying to prove a result that shows that the maximum likelihood estimator reduces the number of parameters in a Box-Cox model. In essence, we're trying to prove that $\bar{z}$ is the nuisance ...
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Why is the exterior algebra a bi-algebra (and even a Hopf algebra)?

According to the wikipedia, the exterior algebra of a $\Bbbk$-vector space $V$ is initial with respect to being unital and there existing a $\Bbbk$-linear map $j\colon V\to A$ such that $j(v)^2=0$ for ...
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Logic behind finding a $ (2 \times 2) $-matrix $ A $ such that $ A^{2} = - \mathsf{I} $.

I know the following matrix "$A$" results in the negative identity matrix when you take $A*A$ (same for $B*B$, where $B=-A$): $$A=\begin{pmatrix}0 & -1\cr 1 & 0\end{pmatrix}$$ However, I am ...
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Kernel decomposition as direct sum, related to minimal polynomial of a linear operator

How to show the following: Let $T: V_F \to V_F$ be a linear operator and $f(x)$ be the minimal polynomial of $T$ over $F$. Let $$f(x)=g_1(x)g_2(x)\cdots g_n(x)$$ where the $g_i$'s are monic and ...
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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'm trying to figure out how to convert between the wedge product and tensor product definitions. ...
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Reflection matrix in $ \mathbb{R}^{3} $.

I need help in understanding how they got the transformation matrix $ Q_{L} $ from Theorem 2 and $ P_{M} $ at the bottom of the page. They skipped some steps and I find it confusing. Any help would ...
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Gauss Method to show [on hold]

Could you please give me the way to solve this problem Using Gauss method to show if $x ≠ y + 1$ then $$ \sum_{i=0}^n (x-y)^i = \frac{(x-y)^{n+1}-1}{x-y-1}. $$
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how to convert log(x) into linear form? [on hold]

I have simple function which is non-linear like log(x) I want to convert it into linear function. Anyone could help out? Thanks
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Can independence of a system and a vector be establish if there is only cross-indepedence?

Say that I have the following linear system: $$[A a'] \begin{bmatrix} x \\ x' \\ \end{bmatrix} =Ax + a'x' $$ I want to know when this system is zero if and only if ...
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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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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 [on hold]

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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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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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 ...