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If the Unit Vectors are equal, Are the directions equal too?

Given that the unit vector of x = unit vector of y, can we conclude that the Direction (or Sign) of x is always equal to Direction of y?
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calculating position of a point knowing two reference lengths

Hi, I would like to know if there is a way to calculate a unique position for Point A knowing the lengths l1 and l2 which are variable string lengths. Point A can move within the range shown below. ...
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When talking about a normed vector space, does it's metric always need to be the induced one?

The title basically says it all. If we have a normed vector space, is it possible to work with the space as a metric space with a different metric than the induced one? So if the space is $(X,||\ ...
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Show that $f:V\to W$ is a $(1,1)$-tensor

I'm currently reading Nakahara's Geometry, topology and physics (about tensors), and came across with the following proposition (exercise 2.12, p.99): Show that a linear map $f:V \to W$ is a (1,1) ...
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Finding subspace's base

Let W be a subspace of $\mathbb{R}^4$: $ \begin{cases} x_1+2x_2+3x_3+4x_4=0 \\ 2x_1+2x_2+x_3+3x_4=0 \end{cases}$ Find base of W and extend it to the base of $\mathbb{R}^4$ How to approach this ...
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Transforming Vectors

Let $T$ be the linear transformation from $\mathbb{R}^3$ to $\mathbb R^3$ that reflects every vector about the $xy$-plane and then triples its length. How do I find the matrix for $T$?
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Convex decomposition of a vector

Let $(a_i)_{i=1}^n$ be a probability vector, that is, $a_i\geq 0$ and $\sum_i a_i=1$ and let $(U_{ij})_{i,j=1}^n$ be a unistochastic matrix, that is, the pointwise square of a unitary matrix. Now ...
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Given multiple polynomial equations find a basis.

I have read several other threads on Math.SE, including the similarly titled: basis of the polynomial vector space I've also checked out a video lecture on Youtube by njwildberger, but I simply have ...
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$\mathbb R^2$ as a plane

What elements allow me to say that $\mathbb R^2$ can be seen simply as a plane (or not if that is the case)? Yes, $\mathbb R^2$ is a vector space (not only with that characteristic) with multiple ...
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Proof that every subspace is a vector space

I was unable to find a simple proof that a subspace is a vector space. I know that a subspace $S$ is a subset of a vector space, such that: $$\vec 0 \in S\\\vec a + \vec b \in S\\\alpha\vec a \in S$$ ...
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Use the orthonormality of $u,v,w$ to write the following vectors as linear combinations of $u,v$ and $w$

Let $V$ be the vector space $\mathbb R^3$ with inner product $$(v,w)=3(v_1w_1)-2(v_1w_2)-2(v_2w_1)+5(v_2w_2)-3(v_2w_3)-3(v_3w_2)+3(v_3w_3)$$ where $v=(v_1,v_2,v_3)$ and $w=(w_1,w_2,w_3)$. Part 1 ...
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Prove that the vectors u,v,w are orthonormal in V

Let V be the vector space R3 with inner product (v,w)=3(v1w1)-2(v1w2)-2(v2w1)+5(v2w2)-3(v2w3)-3(v3w2)+3(v3w3) where v=v1,v2,v3 and w=w1,w2,w3 Prove that the vectors u=(1,1,1), ...
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Which of the following are true?

I need to find which of the following are true? $\exists A\in M_{2\times 5}(\mathbb{R})\ni\dim$ of null space of $A$ is $2$ My ans: False as $\dim Null(A)+\dim Im(A)=5\Rightarrow\dim ...
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Let $A_{j,k} = \langle x_j, x_k\rangle$. Show $A$ is invertible if and only if $x_1, \ldots, x_n$ are linearly independent.

Let $V$ be a vector space over $\mathbb C$ with inner product $\langle, \rangle$ and let $x_1, \ldots, x_n$ be vectors in $V$. Consider the $n \times n$-matrix $A$ with entries $A_{j,k} = \langle ...
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Proof of Vector Space Axioms [on hold]

Where can I find detailed proof of vector space axioms? Any reference to a book, website or video lecture.
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Do prove in vector space (about span and subspace)

(a) let vector u = (a,b,b,0) and vector v = (0,c,-c,d) because u dot v = 0, thus v = c(0,1,-1,0) +d (0,0,0,1) therefore, W2 = span {(0,1,-1,0),(0,0,0,1)} the basis for w2 is (0,1,-1,0),(0,0,0,1) for ...
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A simple question related to One-to-One function and linear operator

I was stuck in one line derivation about the linear operator-related question: Suppose $T$ is linear operator maps from $\mathbb{R}^n$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$. and let $c>0$ be constant. If for all ...
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Possible values of nullity in 4x2 matrix

Let $A$ be a 4 by 2 matrix. Explain why the rows of $A$ must be linearly dependent. What are the possible values of nullity(A)? I understand the first part. I do not understand the second part. The ...
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Variant of Picard-Lindelof theorem

Question Let $I=[0,a]$ and define the norm $||f||_{\lambda}=\sup_I |e^{-\lambda x}f(x)|$ for $f\in C(I)$. Let $\phi:\;\mathbb{R}^2\to\mathbb{R}$ satify $|\phi(x,u)-\phi(y,v)|\leq\rho |u-v|$ for all ...
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What is the analog of the scalar triple product in two dimensions?

Is there a standard name and/or a notation for the analog of the scalar triple product in two dimensions? Namely, i am interested in the following operation: given two elements $\vec u$ and $\vec v$ ...
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Complete subspace of continuous function from compact subset [on hold]

Assume $K\in \mathbb{R}$ compact. How to prove that $C^0(K,\mathbb{R})$ is complete. Where $C^0(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R})$ is the space of continuous f from $\mathbb{R}$.
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arc length, problems to find the limits for t

How do I find the limits for t? (a) Let $C$ be the parametric curve $$r(t) = \frac{t^3}{3}\hat i + t^2\hat j + 2t \hat k$$ Determine the arc length of $C$ between the points $(0, 0, 0)$ and $( 1/3, ...
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Calculate the tensor product of two vectors

Let $\{e_1, e_2\}$ and $\{f_1, f_2, f_3\}$ the canonical ordered bases of $\mathbb{R}^2$ and $\mathbb{R}^3$ respectively. Find the coordinates of $x \otimes y$ with respect to the basis ...
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Need some help on linear algebra Subspace test

Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
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Polynomial Ring of Linear Algebraic Group

During lectures, we defined the Linear Algebraic group as the algebraic set $ GL(V):=k^{n^2}-V(Det) $ Where $V(Det)$ are the matrices with $0$ determinant. Then we proceed by identifying the ...
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Find the basis of set given by matrices

In linear space of matrix $2\times 3$ over $C$ we have subspace generated by: $ A= \{{\left[\begin{array}{ccc}i&i&i\\i&0&1\end{array}\right]}$ ...
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Can a non-zero vector field have zero divergence and zero curl?

I don't see how. Curl and divergence are essentially "opposites" - essentially two "orthogonal" concepts. The entire field should be able to be broken into a curl component and a divergence component ...
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$T$-invariant subspace and minimal polynomial

This is the problem that I am stuck on. Problem: Let $V$ be a finite dimensional vector space and $T: V\rightarrow V$ be a linear transformation. Suppose ...
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Canonical isomorphism between $V$ vector space and its second dual $V^{\circ \circ}$

I came a across this when I was reading some book. It says let $V$ a finite dimensional vector space of some field and there is a canonical isomorphism $\phi$ between $V$ and $V^{\circ \circ}$ but ...
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Find the projection p of x onto the span of u1 and u2

where $u_1=(2/3, 2/3, 1/3)$ and $u_2=(1/\sqrt2, -1/\sqrt2, 0)$ and $x=(1,2,2)$ how do I find the span of $u_1$ and $u_2$? after that do I just use the formula for the vector projection of x onto the ...
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Write the Jordan form of an operator

These are the properties that apply to the operator $A$. $k_A(x)=x^4(x-2)^4, d(A)=2, d(A^2)=4, d((A-2I))=2, (d((A-2I)^2)=3$ $d$ denotes the defect. $k_A$ is the characteristic polynomial. I ...
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Finding base of a subspace

Find base of a subspace and expand it to the base of $\mathbb{R}^4$ subspace is given by the following system of eqiuations: $ \begin{cases} x_1+2x_2+2x_3+4x_4=0 \\ 2x_1+2x_2+x_3+3x_4=0 \end{cases}$ ...
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Disprove that this subset of P3 is not a subspace by using a counterexample

The set of all polynomials with degree 3 plus the zero polynomial. A hint would be appreciated to get me going :)
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Show subspace can be rewritten as $n-k$ equations

Prove that every $k$ dimensional subspace $V \subset K^n$ can be described using $n-k$ linear equation. I think about applying Kronecker-Capelli theorem.
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Finding the Jordan basis of a linear map

A linear map $A$ is given in the canonical basis with the matrix $$ \begin{bmatrix} -2&0&-2&-2\\ 1&0&1&1\\ -1&1&-1&-1\\ 3&-1&3&3\\ \end{bmatrix} $$ ...
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The set of matrices with nonnegative determinant is not a subspace. [on hold]

Disprove using a counterexample: The set of all $3\times 3$ matrices with determinant $\ge 0$ is a subspace of $M_3(\Bbb C)$.
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Let T:V->W be linear, show KerT is a subspace of V and imT=T(V) is a subspace of W

Ok so I have already proven that KerT is a subspace of V, which is pretty obvious because the kernel is just the 0's, though I'm not sure I did it formally enough. The second part I don't know how to ...
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show there exist non zero vector which is linear combination of other

sLet $a_1, \ldots , a_n$ be a basis of linear space $V$ let $W \le V$ be a $k$ dimensional subspace $k \ge 1$ Show for each subset $\displaystyle a_{i_i}, \ldots a_{i_m}$ for $m>n-k$ exist non ...
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Help understanding a proof about vector spaces

The exercise goes like this: -Let $W= {(x,y,z)|2x+3y-z=0}$ Then $W\subseteq\mathbb{R}^3$, find the dimension of $W$. -Find the dimension $[\mathbb{R}^3|W]$ This was a problem from my algebra exam, ...
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Proof Explanation: Vector Space of Polynomials with Average Value 0 around a circle

The question is from Putnam 2009 B4. Problem: Say that a polynomial with real coefficients in two variable, $x,y$, is balanced if the average value of the polynomial on each circle centered at the ...
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Determining if a set is in the subspace of a continuous function

Let $A={\rm span}\{\cos^2x,\sin^2x\}$ be a subspace of the set of functions $C[0,\pi]$, for each of the following functions in $C[0,\pi]$, determine whether or not it is in $A$. $f(x)=1$ ...
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Prove $W \cap W^\perp =\{\vec{0}\}$

If $W$ is a subspace of $\mathbb{R}^n$, then $W^\perp = \overline{W} = \{v \cdot w = 0, \forall w \in W\}$ Prove $W \cap W^\perp = \{\vec{0}\}$. How do I fully prove this intersection is ...
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Need help regarding Subspace of matrix and its basis

I need some kind of hint to get me going for this question as I'm so lost at it. Any sort of help would be appreciated. Let E be the set of all 2x2 matrices that have $v={(1,-1)}$ as an eigenvector. ...
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Find all unit vectors in the plane determined by vectors u and v that are perpendicular to the vector w.

Find all unit vectors in the plane determined by vectors u=(0,1,1) and v=(2,-1,3) that are perpendicular to the vector w=(5,7,-4). This is the question. I found the plane that determined by u and v, ...
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Check if set of functions is a basis of space

Let $f_a \in R^R$ be function given by $f_a(x)=1$ if $x=a$ and $f_a(x)=0 $ if $x \neq a$ for $a \in R$ Decide if set of functions $f_a$ is a basis of space of functions $R^R$ ? I think I know how to ...
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Do two isomorphic finite field extensions have the same dimension?

If $E = F(u_1, \cdots u_n) \cong \bar{E} = F(v_1, \cdots v_m)$ then do the two extensions necessarily have the same dimension over $F$?
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Can we show it without involving that $V=V^{**}$ are canonically isomorph?

My text proves the following Theorem. Let $V$ be a vector space over $F$ and $B=\{ v_1, \ldots , v_n \}$ a basis of $V$. Then there is exactly one basis $B^*=\{ f_1, \ldots , f_n \}$ of $V^*$ with ...
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Verifying the axioms of a vector space for $V =\{(a,b):a,b\in\mathbb R \}$ with unusual scalar multiplication [on hold]

Let $V =\{(a,b):a,b\in\mathbb R \}$. Addition in $V$ is $(a_1,b_1) +(a_2,b_2) = (a_1+a_2, b_1+b_2)$ and scalar multiplication is $k(a,b) = (ka, 0)$. Is $V$ a vector space? Why? I'm mostly lost ...
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1st isomorphism theorem for linear transformations (algebra)

For a field K, U' and U'' are vector subspaces of a vector space U over K. It needs to be proven that the transformation φ: U' →(U' +U'')/U'', u' 􏰀→u' +U'', is a surjective linear transformation, ...
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Linear algebra and geometric insight: a rigorous approach to vector spaces, matrices, and linear applications

Could you point out some references (undergraduate level) that give a geometric understanding of vector spaces, matrices, and linear applications? As far as I know, many textbooks start with ...