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Cartesian & Tensor Product

What is the difference between a cartesian product and tensor product of two vector spaces $V_1$ and $V_2$ defined over same field $F$ ?
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What is the difference between Cartesian and Tensor product of two vector spaces

In particular, how is it that dimension of Cartesian product is a sum of dimensions of underlying vector spaces, while Tensor product, often defined as a quotient of Cartesian product, has dimension ...
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What is the most generic algebraic structure for which we can define a tensor product? [duplicate]

We can define a tensor product of two vector spaces. But vector spaces are themselves modules and we can also define a tensor product of two modules. My question is the following: are modules the ...
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Is every tensor an element of a vector space?

As, the tensor product of two vector spaces $V$ and $W$ over a field $K$ is another vector space over $K$, is it true to say that every tensor is an element of a vector space ? (if we do not consider ...
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Checking injectivity of a map out of a tensor product: suffice to check the decomposable tensors?

In showing that the map $$\Phi: \hom(V,V')\otimes \hom(W,W') \to \hom(V\otimes W, V'\otimes W')\\ [ \Phi(\sigma \otimes \tau)](v\otimes w)=\sigma v \otimes \tau w$$ is injective, the proof in Roman's ...
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Tensor calculus

I want to find the following, $\nabla \cdot (\rho u u)$, where $\rho$ is a scalar and $u$ a vector. I get $$ \partial_\alpha(\rho u_\beta u_\alpha) = \rho u_\beta \partial_\alpha u_\alpha + ...
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How to define the tensor product via an initial morphism? [duplicate]

I am just getting to know some category theory. My understanding of the "universal property" (based on this Wikipedia article) is that it is characterized in terms of an "initial morphism" or ...
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tensor product of vector spaces

If we have a Linear operator like "$d$" and also a tensor product of vector spaces $V⊗E$, can we say that $d(V⊗E)= d(V)⊗d(E)$ ? (Let's suppose $d$ is derivation of algebras.)
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tensor product of a vector space and finite field

I want to know how we can interpret and define the tensor product of V as a vector space with a F as a finite field?
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Universal property of free spaces

In class we had developed the notion of a free space in preparation for our study of tensor product. There is one statement in my notes about the universal property of free spaces that has been ...
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Tensor Product problem.

Let $V$ be a vector space over $\Bbb F$, and let $x\not=0,y\not=0 $ be two elements in $V$. I want to show that $x\otimes_{_F} y=y\otimes_{_F} x$ iff $x=ay$ where $a\in \Bbb F$. I know the second ...
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Tensor product equivalent definitions

I'm studying tensor products right now and I've came across multiple definitions. The one I'm confused with is when we have vector spaces $V$ and $W$ and we define the tensor product as the quotient ...
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Recognizing pure tensors in tensor product of vector spaces

Let $V$ be a vector space and let $\{e_i\}$ be a basis for it. Then $\{e_I\equiv e_{i_1}\otimes...\otimes e_{i_r}\}$ is a basis for $V\otimes ... \otimes V$. Suppose I am given an element $w=\sum a_I ...
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Tensor product, wedge product, Hodge product, dyad, or what?

Suppose I have two vectors $\mathbf{u} = (u_1, u_2, u_3)$ and $\mathbf{v} = (v_1, v_2, v_3)$ in $\mathbb{R}^3$. I can regard $\mathbf{u}$ as a $3 \times 1$ matrix, and $\mathbf{v}$ as a $1 \times 3$ ...
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Show that V $\otimes _\mathbb{R}$ $\mathbb{C}$ is isomorphic to V + iV

Let V be a real n-dimensional vector space. Show that V $\otimes _\mathbb{R}$ $\mathbb{C}$ is isomorphic to V + iV. Note that V $\otimes _\mathbb{R}$ $\mathbb{C}$ is a real vector space and is ...
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Extension of multiplication to the tensor algebra.

In this wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensor_algebra#Construction We construct $T(V)$ as the direct sum of vector spaces $T^kV$ for $k=0,1,2,…$ $$ T(V)= ...
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Tensor product and Direct product.

Is the direct product of two vector spaces (over the same field) just the tensor product of two vector spaces over $\mathbb{Z}$? Am I right in thinking that essentially we would use the tensor ...
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Dimension of $\mathbb{Q}\otimes_{\mathbb{Z}} \mathbb{Q}$ as a vector space over $\mathbb{Q}$

The following problem was subject of examination that was taken place in June. The document is here. Problem 1 states: The tensor product $\mathbb{Q}\otimes_{\mathbb Z}\mathbb{Q}$ is a vector ...
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Forming the tensor product of a `real' vector space with a 'complex' vector space.

I have a question that I am hoping someone could clarify for me. Context: Consider the algebra $A = (B,\circ)$, given by: \begin{align} B = \{ \begin{pmatrix} a & f\\ \overline{f} & ...
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Are $\mathbb{C} \otimes _\mathbb{R} \mathbb{C}$ and $\mathbb{C} \otimes _\mathbb{C} \mathbb{C}$ isomorphic as $\mathbb{R}$-vector spaces?

Are $\mathbb{C} \otimes _\mathbb{R} \mathbb{C}$ and $\mathbb{C} \otimes _\mathbb{C} \mathbb{C}$ isomorphic as $\mathbb{R}$-vector spaces? I am having a very hard time at digesting tensor products ...
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Complexification of Vector Spaces using Tensor Products

Can anyone recommend me some references concerning complexification of vector spaces using tensor product? I'm stuck on the tangent bundle complexification of smooth manifolds.
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Operations on vector spaces

Is there a symmetrical analogue of the grassmann tensor products? Is it the polyadic tensor product? Are such symmetrical products used anywhere in differential geometry?
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Operators on a Tensor Product Space

Suppose $V$ and $W$ are vector spaces over the same field. Is $\text{End}(V \otimes W)$ the same as $\text{End}(V) \otimes \text{End}(W)$? Are there special names for these spaces?
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Tensor product of real numbers over the rationals

How do I show that $\mathbb{R}\otimes_{\mathbb{Q}}\mathbb{R}\not\cong\mathbb{R}$ as $\mathbb{R}$-vector spaces? Possible approaches I can think of (but can't implement) are to show that this tensor ...
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Representations of Direct Sum of Lie Algebras

I'm trying to prove the following. Let $\frak{g}$ and $\frak{h}$ be (semisimple) Lie algebras. Then every representation $d$ of $\frak{g}\oplus\frak{h}$ is the tensor product of representations $d^1$ ...
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Can a Hermitian operator on a tensor product space be represented as a sum of tensor products of Hermitian operators?

Consider a Hilbert space (or just a vector space over $\mathbb{C}$), which is a tensor product of several smaller Hilbert spaces: $$ H = H_1 \otimes \cdots \otimes H_n, $$ and let $\mathcal{H}$ be a ...
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Proving something is the basis of a quotient space

Let $k$ be a field which does not have characteristic 2. Let $M$ be the free $k$-vector space generated by two elements $\{ c, x \}$. Let $T(M)$ be the tensor algebra of $M$ and let $I$ be the ideal ...
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Finding a bilinear map that differs on two given points.

Let $V,W$ be finite dimensional real vector spaces, and let $(v,w) \not= (x,y)$ be two points in $V \times W$. Is it possible to construct a bilinear map $\alpha: V \times W \to \mathbb{R}$ such that ...
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Showing that the dual space of bilinear maps $V \times W \to \mathbb{R}$ satisfies the tensor product property, for finite dimensional vector spaces.

Let $U,V$ and $W$ be finite dimensional vector spaces, and define $B$ to be the vector space of all bilinear maps $V \times W \to \mathbb{R}$. Given a bilinear map $\alpha : V \times W \rightarrow U$, ...
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Why is the tensor algebra of a vector space non-commutative?

I was just curious in describing the notion that the tensor algebra of a vector space (That is the direct sum of all spaces containing k-tensors for each k) need not be commutative because I am having ...
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Understanding isomorphic equivalences of tensor product

I get some big picture of tensor and tensor product by reading their Wikipedia articles, and several questions and answers posted before by others. But I cannot figure out how to show the following ...
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Direct sum $\Rightarrow$ Direct Integral, Tensor product $\Rightarrow$?

Is there a way to define a tensor product over a measure space(=index set) with a continuous measure for Hilbert spaces? For the sum we have the notion of a direct integral, here.