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### Diagonalization of matrix using change of variables

In linear algebra, we know that a system of equations $AX=b$ can be easily solved if $A$ is found to be of diagonal nature. If however $A$ is not diagonal but can be changed into a diagonal form by ...
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### Metric for vector sets

I am currently working on a classification algorithm. Each class is represented by a set of 3D vectors. The cardinality differs for each class. The order of the vectors in a set is completly random. ...
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### Matrices as sets of vectors

What exactly does it mean when someone says a matrix may be intrepreted as a set of vectors? As in: "A matrix can be considered a set of vectors, organised as rows or columns" It seems it would only ...
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### Finding the area of a triangle from vertices? Linear Algebra

I pretty much did this problem, but I failed to get the few last blanks where they ask the area. Its confusing, they say its half the volume of matrix (u v w) in the start of the question. which means ...
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### algebraic representation of a line in 3d

Is an algebraic representation of a line in 3d possible, or there can be only a parametric one?
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### Vector calculation question

the points a b c d are concordantly ( 1,2,-3) , (-1,2,1) , ( 0,1,-2) , ( 2,-1,1) find formula of the plane going thorugh d and which is pararlel to plane abc calculate the volume of pyramid abcd. ...
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### Vector function tough question

If a curve has the property that the position vector $\vec{r}(t)$ is always perpendicular to the tangent vector $\vec{r'}(t)$, how can I show that the curve lies on a sphere with center the origin? ...
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### Finding loci of possible points satisfying vector simultaneous equations

I recently had an exam and a question came up which I was only partially able to answer. The question was the following: Let $\vec{a}$, $\vec{b}$ and $\vec{c}$ be constant vectors in ...
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### How to estimate/determine surface normals and tangent planes at points of a depth image (point cloud)?

I have depth image, that I've generated using 3D CAD data. This depth image can also be taken from a depth imaging sensor such as Kinect or a stereo camera. So basically it is depth map of points ...
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### Find eigenvector of the linear operator

Task is to find an eigenvector of the following linear operator: $f \to \int^{x}_{-x} f(t)dt$ in the linear span $\langle cos(x), sin(x), ...,cos(mx),sin(mx)\rangle$. I know how to find eigenvectors ...
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### Interior Products

Over on the Wiki page for interior products: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interior_product There is a line that says $\iota_X \alpha = \alpha(X) = \langle \alpha,X \rangle$ where $\alpha$ is a ...
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### Notation: subscript vs. superscript for coordinate vector fields

Some books write the coordinate vector fields with a subscript as $$\frac{\partial}{\partial x_i}$$ while some write it with a superscript as $$\frac{\partial}{\partial x^i}.$$ Is there a conceptual ...
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