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What are these tick marks after the x, y, and z called?

What are these marks called and what do they stand for? This is for a Affine Transformation.
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ODE -parabolic cylinder functions

How do we solve $\frac{d^2f}{dz^2} + \left(Az^2+Bz+C\right)f=0 \tag 1$ where $f(z),A,B,C$ are matrices of order $3 \times 3$.
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Optimized way to compute L1 distance matrix

I'm computing distances between two groups of multi-dimensional points (X and Y), giving a matrix of distances pairwise between points. For the L2 (euclidean) distance I can use optimized matrix ...
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Know eigenvalues, get $Q$ of $A=QLQ'$

$A=\begin{bmatrix} 1 & -2 & 2\\ -2 & -2 & 4\\ 2 & 4 & -2 \end{bmatrix}$ I have calculated that the eigenvalues $\lambda=2,2,-7$. When $\lambda=2$, the eigenvector is ...
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Converting from X,Y,Z offset representing a rotation to matrices

I've been working on figuring out 3-dimensional rotations for graphics and I've reached a brick wall of understanding that I can't power through. Right now I have a function which calculates the ...
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Proof of upper triangular matrices

I am supposing that $A=(a_{ij})$ and $B=(b_{ij})$ are two $n\times n $ upper triangular square matrices. $\lambda \in \mathbb{R}$. So $a_{ij}=0$ whenever $i>j$. I am trying to prove that these are ...
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What is the change of basis in 2D?

I know how to apply a change of basis in 1D, but I was wondering: If I want to apply a change of basis to a nxn matrix, is it enough to apply the change of basis to every column of the matrix or is ...
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Form a basis for R^3? [on hold]

This is a homework problem and I need help on. Consider the matrix with the given vectors as its columns. Do (1, -1, 3), (-1, 5, 1), (1, -3, 1) form a basis for R^3?
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Prove or disprove that the product $PVPVP$ is nonnegative

Let $P\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be the inverse of a nonsingular symmetric M-matrix and $V\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be any diagonal matrix. Prove (or disprove) that $PVPVP$ is nonnegative. I know ...
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Determining matrix in terms of determinants of other matrices.

Determine |a+b e-f| |c+d g-h| in terms of the determinants of |a c| |b d| |a c| |b d| |e g| |e g| |h f| |h f| ...
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why is the covariance matrix of a bekk model always positive definite?

The BEKK(1,1) model is given by: $$\Sigma_{t}=A_{0}A_{0}'+A_{1}a_{t-1}a_{t-1}'A_{1}'+B_{1}\Sigma_{t-1}B_{1}'$$ where $a_{t}$ are serially uncorrelated, zero mean innovations, $A_{0}$ is a lower ...
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Coordinates of a vector under a basis in a Hilbert space?

Given an arbitrary basis $\{m_1, \dots, m_n \}$of a Hilbert space $H$ (or just think it as $\mathbb R^n$, and I think the methods should be the same) with given inner product, how can we find the ...
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Matrix raised to a power

Find $A^n$ for $n = 1,2,...$. Does $A^n$ tend to a limit? $$A= \begin{pmatrix} 4/5 & 2/5 \\ 1/5 & 3/5 \end{pmatrix}$$ I found the eigenvalues $\lambda=1,2/5$ and the eigenvectors ...
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Inversion of n x n matrix

A matrix F is given: $$ F = [e^{i\frac{2\pi kl}{n}}]_{k,l=0}^{n-1} $$ Find $$ F^{-1} $$ I know Gaussian method for inverting matrices but I suppose it doesn't apply to matrices with not given exact ...
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Diagonalizing the X and Z matrices

I've got two special matrices I'm trying to diagonalize : The Z matrix :$$\begin{bmatrix} 1&1&\cdots&1&1\ \\&&&1 \\&&\diagup \\&1 ...
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Isomorphism of vector spaces

Let $S$ be the space of all $3\times k$ matrices,$T$ be the space of all column vectors consists of seven components.If $S$ is isomorphic to a subspace of $T$ then what are possible values of $k$? I ...
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Stuck on kernel space question

I am completely stumped on what seems like a simple question. For a vector $v$ in $\mathbb R^n$, and $A$ being a $m \times n$ matrix with real entries. How do I show that $v-v$ is in $\ker(A)$? Any ...
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If $A$ is $n\times n$ matrix with $(A-I)^2=0$ then which of the following is true?

If $A$ is $n\times n$ matrix with $(A-I)^2=0$ then which of the following is true? $1.$ $A=I$ $2.$ $\det(A)=1$ $3.$ $\operatorname{trace}(A)=n$ I have counter example for the first option.For ...
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Invertibe matrix is a transition matrix?

It is true that all transition matrices are invertible, but does the converse hold: All invertible matrices are transition matrices? I'm asking with regard to matrices over a field, but more general ...
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Use the Kronecker delta matrix to answer question

So I have the Kronecker delta which is denoted as $\delta_{ij}$=$I$. Let $b_1, b_2, \cdots, b_n$ be a set of $n$ real numbers, I must show that: $\sum\limits_{i=1}^n b_i \delta_{ij} = b_j$ and ...
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Is there any simple way of finding a matrix which commutes with a given (say, more complicated) matrix?

Suppose I want to find the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of a hermitian matrix $A$, but $A$ is big and ugly. Is there an easy way to find another, nicer, hermitian matrix $B$, such that $AB=BA$ and so ...
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ODE - Laplace transform

I have an ODE $\psi^{'}(s)_{3 \times 3}=(A+Bs)_{3 \times 3}\psi(s)_{3 \times 3} \tag1$ where A,B are constant skew symmetric matrices with zero determinant. $\psi(s)$ is a rotation matrix. It implies ...
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Basis of the matrices with only non diagonalizable matrices

Is it possible to find a basis of $M_n(\mathbb{R})$ that only has non diagonalisable matrices ? I'm looking for a rather easy example, or a proof of the (non-)existence.
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Solving the characteristic equation $a^4+2a^3+5a+8=0$

I need to find the eigenvalues of a $4\times4$ matrix. I already determined the characteristic equation, which is $a^4+2a^3+5a+8$. Now I have to solve $a^4+2a^3+5a+8=0$, but I don't know how to ...
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Why does Givens rotation avoid iteration and Jacobi rotation doesn't in case of reducing a symmetric matrix to tridiagonal?

I am currently implementing symmetric matrix reduction to tridiagonal. I read that Givens rotation avoids iteration when it is used for reducing a matrix to tridiagonal whereas Jacobi rotation is ...
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statements of matrix analysis

Let $y$ be fixed value. Let $A=a(x,y)$ be a matrix and $f_{t}(x)=\frac{\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}{a^{(n)}(x,y)(\frac{1}{t})^n}}{\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a^{(n)}(y,y)(\frac{1}{t})^n}$ Show that ...
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Determine matrix from linear transformation

Let $T_{1}$ and $T_{2}$ be linear transformations given by $$T_{1}([x_{1}, x_{2}])=[3x_{1}+5x_{2}, 4x_{1}+7x_{2}]$$ $$T_{2}([x_{1}, x_{2}])=[2x_{1}+9x_{2}, x_{1}+5x_{2}]$$ Find a matrix A such that ...
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How to determine the Jordan form and give a Jordan base for a matrix?

given is $\begin{pmatrix} 3&0&-1&0&0 \\ 1&3&0&1&0 \\ 0&0&3&0&0 \\ 0&0&0&3&0 \\ 0&0&0&0&-3 \end{pmatrix}$ I have to ...
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Skew symmetric Matrix - Commutative property

If A and B are two odd size skew symmetric matrices(for example $3 \times 3 $). Let us say $X=AB,Y=BA$ Question What is the general relationship between X and Y? Can we write Y using X?
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Compute a 4 4 matrix M such that MA is the row-reduced echelon form of A.

Compute a 4 X 4 matrix M such that MA is the row-reduced echelon form of A. (Hint: M can be written as a product of elementary matrices.) A:= ...
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Calculating the images of transformations of matrices

$f\colon \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^3$ by $f(a,b) = (a+b, 2a-b, a-2b)$. Find the kernel and the image. I found the kernel to be $\ker(f) = \{(0,0)\}$ but cannot get the right image. The book says ...
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How to find maximum of an inverse of a matrix?

If there is a square $~n\times n~$ matrix $~H~$ where ALL the elements of $~H_{i,j}~$ are variables between two bounds, $~H_{i,j})_{min}~$ and $~H_{i,j})_{max}~$. Is there any relation to maximize ...
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Sign pattern symmetric matrices

I am interested in sign pattern symmetric real matrices ($a_{ij} a_{ji} \ge 0$ for all $i \ne j$). I have seen a published proof that such sign-symmetric matrices cannot have purely imaginary ...
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Questions about a special tensor transformation

Suppose tensor $U_{i\alpha\beta}$ with dimension $M*N*N$ satisfy following condition: $$U_{i\beta\alpha}=W^1_{\alpha\alpha'}W^2_{\beta\beta'}U_{i\alpha'\beta'}$$ where $W^1$ and $W^2$ are $N*N$ ...
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Prove True or false

if the rref of a has a row of 0', then the set of row vectors of a is linearly dependent. Please help me prove or give a counterexample
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Irreducibility of markov chains

Let $A=(a(x,y))_{x,y\in X}$ be a finite irreduzibel nonnegative matrix. Let $b,c >0$, and $\alpha=a^{(b+c)}(x,x)>0$. So $a^{(n(b+c))}(x,x)\ge \alpha^n$. And therefore $\lim ...
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Finding maximum number of solutions in a matrix

Given x+y+5z=2 x+2y+7z=1 2x−y+4z=a a) Determine the value of a which will make the given system have many solutions. Explain your answer. b) Choose a value of a which will make the given system ...
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Finding the transformation matrix R

Please help me in solving this problem, I am not sure what a transformation matrix R is and how to proceed.. Any help is appreciated. Find the transformation matrix R that relates the (orthonormal ) ...
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Proving the equality of matrix traces

I have to prove some traces given that A and B are $n\ .\ n$ matrices for a class assignment and would like to confirm that the following rules of associativity hold true. I don't want to post the ...
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Derivations on the space of triangular matrices

I have started to research matrices and have been asked the following. If $d$ is a a derivation on $T_n(\mathbb R)$ and $d(e_{ij})=0$, with $1\le i \le j \le n$, Show that for every $r \in ...
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How to determine if a set is a subspace of the vector space of all complex $2\times 2$ matrices?

I must determine if a each of the following is a subspace of the vector space consisting of all complex $2\times 2$ matrices. All matrices with real diagonals. All matrices for which the sum of the ...
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Linear Algebra Subspace test

I'm currently studying Subspace tests in my linear Algebra module at uni, but am struggling to understand it, can anyone explain how to conduct a SubSpace test?
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finding if a linear transformation exists, and proving it.

We just started the topic of linear transformations and I have this hw question that I just don't understand. Does there exist a non-trivial linear transformation, represented by some 2x2 matrix, ...
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Elementary row operations in matrices

This is really such a lovely math community, I am working on some differential equations hw and my teacher didn't teach this topic yet so I am a little confused. My first question is pertaining to ...
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Find a polynomial $f(Z)$ of degree less than 2 such that $e^{tA}=f(A)$

Let $A=\begin{pmatrix}3&-2\\2&-2\end{pmatrix}$. As the question says I need a polynomial $f(Z)$ of degree less than 2 such that $e^{tA}=f(A)$. Should my polynomial just be the first 2 terms ...
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Find a basis for the four fundamental subspaces. [on hold]

Find a basis for the four fundamental subspaces of: $$A=\begin{bmatrix}1 & -1 & 0 & 2 \\ 0 & 0 &1 &1 \\ 0 &0 &0 &0\\0 &0 &0 &0\end{bmatrix}$$ I'm ...
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Prove that the row sums of $T$ satisfy the following formula.

Consider the lower triangular matrix defined by the recurrence: $$T(n,1) = 1$$ $$\text{If}\; n\geq k \; \text{then} \; T(n,k) = \sum _{i=1}^{n-1} T(n-i,k-1)+y \sum _{i=1}^{n-1} T(n-i,k) \; ...
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Prove that this statement about A and B is true.

$A,B \in \mathbb{R}^{2}$, If $AB - BA = A^2$ Prove that $ (B - A)^{2014} = B^{2013}(B-2014A)$
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Solving ODE involving matrices

We have a given ODE $ K(x)_{_{3 \times 3}}=xC_1K(x)+x^3C_2K'(x) \tag 1$ where $C_1,C_2$ are constant skew symmetric matrices of dimension $3 \times 3$ with determinant $0$. How do we solve ...
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Matrix representation of rotation proof?

C is for Cos, S is for sine To find the matrix representation, we just apply R n to each of the standard basis vectors, as in Equation 3.3, and then place the resulting vectors into the rows of a ...