Questions about quadratic forms in many variables, for example $4x_1^2 + 3x_1x_2 + 5x_1x_3 - 8x_3^2$.

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Condition for the identity $(a-b)(a+b)=a^2-b^2$

The identity $(a-b)(a+b)=a^2-b^2$ holds true for what condition ???? I tried using real numbers and imaginary numbers but seems like it holds everywhere. Some say... only for ($a>b$) but I don't ...
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Expanding the Malhalanobis distance to find sufficient statistics of a multivariate Gaussian distribution.

Given a dat set $X=(x_1,...,x_N)^T$ in which the observations $x_n \in R^D$ are assumed to be drawn independently from a multivariate Gaussian distribution with mean $\mu \in R^D$ and covariance ...
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Reducible Quadratic form

What is a Reducible/Irreducible quadratic form?. I read about quadratic forms on wikipedia. I am reading this paper (A.O.L. Atkin, D.J. Bernstein, Prime sieves using binary quadratic forms, Math. ...
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Problem about $\mathbb{P}^3(K)$

Show that four skew lines in $\mathbb{P}^3$ have two transversals in common. I know that exist a quadric which contains three of the four lines....but i'm stuck EDIT: If the skew lines are ...
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constrained Quadratic forms

suppose I have the following quadratic form $$ {\bf{x^{\top}Ax}} = constant $$ where A is positive definite and I know that $$ {{\bf{x}}^ \top }{\bf{1}} = 1 $$ Is there an analytical solution to ...
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finding if two binary quadratic forms represent the same integers

I am currently working with quadratic forms for a given discriminant D; to get all primitive forms (one for each equivalence class) I found this website : ...
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Quadratic Form - New Axes = Eigenvectors of P, Order of Eigenvectors Important? [Kolman P539 Example 6]

Hypothesise that $P$ is the symmetric matrix of some quadratic form $g(\mathbf{ x} ) = \mathbf{ x^TAx} $. Then $P$ is the orthogonal matrix consisting of orthogonal eigenvectors of $A$. Moreover, use ...
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How to find quadratic function in vertex form from two points?

I'm starting to learn about quadratic formulas in math class. This question came up in a homework packet: A WNBA player takes a three-point shot 22 feet away from the basket, The ball reaches ...
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A is a matrix of positive defined quadratic form. How can I show, $A^{-1}$ is the same?

Let a square matrix A is a matrix of positive defined quadratic form. How can I show, that $A^{-1}$ also a matrix of a positive defined quadratic form? Positive defined quadratic form is A(x,y), that ...
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How to prove: a quadratic form with a matrix $ B = CC^T $ is positive defined?

Let a matrix $ C \in \Bbb K^{n \mathtt x n} : det(c) \ne 0 $ (K is any field - C or R) $ \Rightarrow $ a quadratic form with a matrix $ B = CC^T $ is positive defined one. How to prove it?
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If $4xy+3=c^2+3d^2$, is $xy$ necessarily a square?

I have a polynomial which, simplified, ends up in the form $$4xy+3 = c^2+3d^2.$$ Evidently $4xy+3$ is of the form $a^2+3b^2$, in light of the equality. But does $$ c^2 + 3d^2 = 4xy + 3 = xy(2)^2 ...
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Solving this equation

Question: Solve: $$3^{2x^2}-2\cdot3^{x^2+x+6}+3^{2(x+6)}=0$$ I thought that we can take $a=3^{x^2}$ and $b = 3^{x+6}$. Then equation becomes $a^2-2ab+b^2=0$, which obviously means $a-b=0$. ...
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Optimization with intervals

I am trying to solve a specific problem, and I was able to summarize it in the following optimization problem. I have a portfolio comprised of two assets. Asset 1 has return $r_1$, standard deviation ...
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A Pell equation inside a Pell equation

While working on another problem (see http://mathoverflow.net/questions/143599/solving-the-quartic-equation-r4-4r3s-6r2s2-4rs3-s4-1), I found the following equation to be solved: $$ ...
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Possibility of integral quadratic with these roots

If x and w are the roots of a quadratic equation with integral coefficients then is this possible: ${x = w = \frac{2}{3}}$. The correct answer says it is, but how is that so if it means: ...
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Finding matching roots

If ${4 + \sqrt{2}}$ is one root of a quadratic equation given by ${x^2 - Px + Q =0}$ where P and Q are rational numbers then find the missing root. The answer is ${4 - \sqrt{2}}$. And I'm a bit ...
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Applications of simultaneous diagonalization of quadratic forms

If $A$ and $B$ are square symmetric matrices and, additionally, one of them, say $B$, is positively defined, then there exists an invertible matrix $S$ such that $$S^{\top}\!AS=D ...
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Law of large numbers for linear (quadratic) combinations of i.i.d. random variables

Let $(X_i)_{i\in\mathbb{N}}$ be i.i.d. real random variables with zero mean. By the law of large numbers $$\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^nX_i \to 0 \quad\text{(almost surely, in probabability...) as ...
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Concavity of quadratic form

I know that the quadratic form $x'Ax$ is a concave in vector $x$ if matrix $A$ is negative semi definite. What happens if $A$ depends on $x$ (so that I have $x'A(x)x$), but I still know that $A(x)$ is ...
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What is the definition of a non-degenerate homogeneous quadratic form over a finite field?

I read in some finite geometry notes by S. Ball and Z. Weiner the following: A conic is a set of points of $PG(2,q)$ that are zeros of a non-degenerate homogeneous quadratic form (in $3$ ...
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Simplify quadratic polynomial with matrix

I am reading a paper and have trouble following equation (3): $$ (\mathbf{x}-\mathbf{d})^T \mathbf{A}_1 (\mathbf{x}-\mathbf{d}) + \mathbf{b}^T_1 (\mathbf{x}-\mathbf{d}) + c_1 = \\ \mathbf{x}^T ...
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Approximation of a quadratic form

Let $\mathbf{x}=(x_1,\cdots,x_n)^T\in\mathbb{R}^n$ and $A\in\mathbb{S}_{++}^n$ be a symmetric positive definite matrix. Also, let $Q\colon\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}$ be the quadratic form given by $$ ...
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What's wrong with $\det(P) = -1$ : Change of variable for Quadric Forms ? [Kolman P552 8.7.25]

Would someone please explain "why $\det(P) = 1$ is required" and the general procedure of effecting this? Lay S7.2 didn't expound on this and neither does Kolman in S8.6-8.8. Identify the graph ...
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Why must P be orthonormal, and not just orthogonal, for change of variable in Quadratic Form? [Kolman P560 8.8.24]

Lay P402 : A change of variable is an equation of the form $x=Py$, where $P$ is an invertible matrix and $y$ is the (neW) coordinate vector of $x$ relative to the basis of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ determined ...
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Find a relation between $a$ and $b$?

I would appreciate if somebody could help me with the following problem: Let $f(x)=x^2-2ax+b$, $a,b\in \mathbb{R}$ Q: Find a relation between $a$ and $b$ ? If $|x|\leq 1$ then $|f(x)|\leq1 $
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Quadratic equations and inequalites

For every positive integer $n$, prove that $$\sqrt{4n+1}<\sqrt{n} + \sqrt{n+1}<\sqrt{4n+2}$$ Hence or otherwise, prove that $[\sqrt{n}+\sqrt{n+1}] = [\sqrt{4n+1}]$, where $[x]$ ...
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On representation of quadratic form

In linear algebra, a quadratic form is defined as $Q(x)=x^TAx$ for some (non-singular) matrix $A$ and any $x\in V$, where $V$ is a vector space. Actually, quadratic form can be any one satisfying ...
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Find two bilinear forms with the same quadratic form over $\mathbb F_2$

Let $V$ be a $K$-vectorspace with a bilinear form $\langle , \rangle$ and the associated quadratic form $q:V \to K, v \mapsto \langle v,v \rangle$. Let $K = \mathbb F_2$. Are there two different ...
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Stuck in quadratic forms and discriminats problem

So I'm stuck in a pretty easy question about discriminants and quadratic forms of equations. I have already proved one side of the problem: we suppose that $x_0, y_0$ are the solutions to the ...
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Quadratic equation form?

Suppose we know that the sum of two positive numbers is $2k$ and their product is $m$ then which of the following will be its quadratic equation and why? 1) $x^2$+ $(2k)x$+ $m$= $0$ 2) $x^2$- ...
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how to find rational numbers satisfying the binary quadratic equation $x^2+3xy+5y^2=4$

I am looking for a generalisation of the solution of $x,y$ wich are rational numbers,they could be infinite,how can i find such solutions,integer solutions are obvious I have found that ...
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Condition on the positivity of a quadratic form

We place ourself in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. Let's consider a positive definite matrix $M \in \mathcal{M}_{n} (\mathbb{R})$, $V$ and $E$ $\in \mathbb{R}^{n}$, and $\alpha > 0$. We consider the ...
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how to solve these two quadratic equations

Can someone help me find the solution for these two quadratic equations ? $ 2(z^2) \ - \ 3.023bz \ + \ 0.115(b^2) \ + \ 2.0814b \ + \ 0.142z \ - \ 0.5856 \ = \ 0 $ $ 6.0828(z^2) \ + \ 2.0414bz \ + \ ...
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Diagonalization of quadratic forms over $\mathbb{Q}$

I'm having difficulties in finding the diagonal forms of some quadratic forms. I am sure it is not supposed to be that difficult but I guess I am lacking some creativity after overdoze of coffee and ...
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number theory of coefficients in an infinite sequence of polynomials

EDIT: equivalent formulation by Hurkyl in comments: if $n$ is odd and $p^\nu \parallel n$ and $n > 2k,$ then $$ p^{(\nu + 2 + 2 k - n)} \; | \; \sum_j \left( \begin{array}{c} n \\ 2j \end{array} ...
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number of integral values for which $x^2+19x+92$ is a perfect square.

number of integral values of x for which $x^2+19x+92$ is a perfect square=? I have no idea how to do this. Please help.
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Minimum of a quadratic form

If $\bf{A}$ is a real symmetric matrix, we know that it has orthogonal eigenvectors. Now, say we want to find a unit vector $\bf{n}$ that minimizes the form: $${\bf{n}}^T{\bf{A}}\ {\bf{n}}$$ How can ...
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steepest descent with quadratic form converge in 1 iteration

Well I'm stuck on an exercise given: The steepest descent method is applied to the quadratic form $$Q(\mathbf{x}) = \tfrac{1}{2}\mathbf{x}^TA\mathbf{x} - \mathbf{b}^T\mathbf{x} + c$$ where $A$, ...
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proving that $\max Q(x)=\lambda_\max$

Let $Q(x)$ be quadratic form. Prove that $\max_{\|x\|=1}Q(x)=\lambda_\max$. $Q$ is symmetric so it can be presented as $$\langle Ax,x\rangle$$ where $A$ is matrix which on its diagonal appears ...
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Please help me with a (simple?) “solve for x” problem.

I'm preparing for the GRE and was working through an old textbook (chapter on quadratic equations "completing the square," if that helps) and got stumped on $\displaystyle x^2 +{\frac{5x}{a}} + 6x^2 = ...
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Combining results with Chinese Remainder Theorem?

$9x^2 + 27x + 27 \equiv 0 \pmod{21}$ What is the "correct" way to solve this using the Chinese Remainder Theorem? How do I correctly solve this modulo $3$ and modulo $7$ without brute force?
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Positivity of homogeneous form of the fourth degree

I encountered an exercise that asked if the study of the positivity of $Q(u,v) = a_0 u^4 + a_1 u^3 v + a_2 u^2 v^2 + a_3 u v^3 + a_4 v^4$ can be reduced to the study of the corresponding problem ...
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a quadratic equation for two unknown number

find values of $p$ such that the equation $4x^2 + 3px - 2p = 0$ has? below are a few choices of the value p: a) 2 real roots b) 1 real roots c) no roots or complex roots so far i did for a) 2 ...
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completing the square for matrices

I'd like to calculate the posterior distribution given the prior distribution $w\sim N(0,\Sigma_p)$ and the likelihood $y|X,w\sim N(X^\top w,\sigma_n^2I).$ Ignoring everything that does not contain ...
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Counting function for sums of three squares

Legendre showed that an integer is the sum of three squares if and only if it is not of the form $4^n(8m + 7)$ for some nonnegative integers $n$ and $m$. However, I have been unable to find any ...
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Quadratic Map Solution

I read this on Wolfram Alpha. It states that: a quadratic recurrence relation uses a second degree polynomial to express $x_{n+1}$ as a function of $x_n$. A "quadratic map", then, is a recurrence ...
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Perform matrix-vector multiplicacion using quadratic form

I have a quadratic from, $v^{T}Hv +q^Tv+c$, where neither the $H$, $q$ and $c$ are given implicity. The whole expression is very complicated, but it is quadratic form. $H$ is simetric. The question ...
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Quadratic function question

Find an equation of the quadratic function whose f has zeros -1 and 3 and a maximum value of 8. I've tried to use intercept form, but I'm not sure wha to do with the maximum value of 8.
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Finding intersection points of 2 functions. My method is incomplete.

These are the 2 functions : $y = x^{4}-2x^{2}+1$ $y = 1-x^{2} $ Here's how I solved It : $x^{4}-2x^{2}+1 = 1-x^{2}$ $x^{4}-x^{2} = 0$ $x^2(x^2-1)=0$ $x^2-1=0$ $x=\pm \sqrt{1} $ Value of $y$ when ...
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Finding all integral solutions of a positive definite quadratic equation

Let $q(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$ be an integral positive definite quadratic form. For $d\in\mathbb{N}$ the equation $$q(x_1,\ldots,x_n)=d$$ has a finite number of integral solutions. Is there an algorithm to ...