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Solving a problem that is function of vector (norm 1)

Assume we have a vector ${\bf v}$ of complex entries and we are trying to solve for the following $$ \text{Re} ({\bf v} ^H e^{ j \text{angle} ({\bf v})})=?$$ where $\text{Re}$ means the real part of ...
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$\operatorname{Im} A = (\operatorname{ker} A^*)^\perp$

Let $A:\mathbb{R}^m \to \mathbb{R}^n$ be a linear transformation. We know that there is a unique transformation $A^*:\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^m$ such that $$\langle Ax,y\rangle = \langle x,A^*y ...
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Vectors, Basis, Dual Vectors, Dual Basis and Tensors

I'm trying to understand tensors and I know they have something to do with the basis and the dual basis of a vector space and a dual space. First I will give a concrete example to make clear what I ...
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What is a change of basis and how do i find it?

W is a four dimensional vector space over a field F with basis S = (v1, v2, v3, v4). B is also a basis of W such that. $b1 =−v1, b2 =v1 +v2, \, b3 =−v1 −v2 −v3, \, and \, b4 =v1 +v2 +v3 −v_4.$ ...
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Looking for the basis of the kernel of T

Let P$_2$ denote the vector space of all polynomials with real coefficients and of degree at most 2. Define a function T : $P_2$ → $P_2$ by $$ T(P(x)) = x^2 \frac{d^2}{dx^2}(p(x-1))+ ...
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cardinality of fiber in a finite morphism of schemes

Given $f:X\to Y$ a finite morphism of schemes, with $Y$ locally noetherian, let's take a point $q\in Y$, and an affine noetherian open set $$q\in U=Spec(B)\subseteq Y$$ Then ...
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How to find a plane that is tangent to 3 spheres?

So there are spheres with radius of 1 centered at (1,2,0), (4,5,0) and (1,3,2). How can one find a plane that is tangent to all 3 spheres? Visually, it looks like as if the spheres are sitting on a ...
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Given a vector and angle find new vector

Given a vector and an angle, how can i find an vector that the angle between the two vector is exactly the given angle? Edit: We are in the n-dimensional space and the new vector has a fixed given ...
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How to find Tangent Normal Binornmal vectors of parametric knot

I am given parametric equations of torus knot: $$x = (a+b\cos(qt))\cos(pt)$$ $$y= (a+b\cos(qt))\sin(pt)$$ $$z= c\sin(qt)$$ where $0<t<2\pi$. I need to find Tangent, Normal and Binormal ...
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For any linear operator $\phi$ on $V$, prove such an integer $m$ exists.

Suppose $V$ is an $n$-dimensional vector space over some infinite number field $K$, $\phi\in\mathcal L(V)$, prove there exists such a (positive) integer $m$ that $$\text{Im} \phi^m=\text{Im} ...
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Does the set of all piecewise constant functions form a subspace of the vector space $\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{R}$ over $\mathbb{R}$?

A function $f\in \mathbb{R}^\mathbb{R}$ is piecewise constant if and only if it is a constant function $x\to c$ or there exist $a_1<a_2<\cdots<a_n$ and $c_0,...,c_n$ in $\mathbb{R}$ such that ...
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Vector Project onto Subspace

So the question is: Let S be the subspace of $\mathbb{R}^3$ spanned by the vectors $ u_2 = \begin{pmatrix} \frac{2}{3}\\\frac{2}{3}\\\frac{1}{3}\end{pmatrix} u_3 = \begin{pmatrix} ...
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Let $V=\{i\in \mathbb{Z}: 0\leq i< 2^n\}$. Define vector addition and scalar multiplication on $V$ to turn it into a vector space over $GF(2)$.

Let $V=\{i\in \mathbb{Z}: 0\leq i< 2^n\}$ for some $n\in \mathbb{N}$. Define vector addition and scalar multiplication on $V$ in such a way as to turn it into a vector space over the field ...
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Linear mapping matrix with paramters.

I solved a linear mapping problem recently and it turns out no to be correct, although i thought it was a simple problem. The problem asks me to find real parameters $a,b,c$ such that linear mapping ...
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How to show the sum of the images of such $m$ projections is direct and is the whole space?

There are $m$ projections (whose square are themselves) $\phi_1,\cdots,\phi_m$ acting on a finite-dimensional vector space $V$ such that $$\phi_i\phi_j=0\quad i\ne j\tag{1}$$ where $0$ denotes the ...
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The weak topology on an infinite dimensional linear space is not first-countable

I thought I needed help proving the above statement, but during typing I found a proof. Since I had already written it all down I will post it anyway, maybe in the future someone can benefit from it. ...
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Dimension of a single coordinate point in $\mathbb{R}^2$?

While going through the comments on an interesting topic on MathOverflow, I came a cross a quote: Take three distinct lines in R^2 as U, V, W. All intersections have 0 dimensions. I have only ...
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When a vector space will be a complete lattice?

Let $E$ a vector space, and let $P$ a strict cone in $E$ (i.e) $P\subset E$ verify: $$ \mathbb{R}^+ P\subset P \\ P+P\subset P\\ P\cap (-P)=\{0\} $$ So we can easily construct a partial order on $E$ ...
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How to show T $P_2 \, \to \, P_2$ is a linear operator. Find a basis for the kernel T?

Let P$_2$ denote the vector space of all polynomials with real coefficients and of degree at most 2. Define a function T : $P_2$ → $P_2$ by $$ T(P(x)) = x^2 \frac{d^2}{dx^2}(p(x-1))+ ...
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> Find the matrix A for which $[T(p(x))]_B$= for all p(x) $\in$ P2

Hey i'm quite confused with this question please link me so i can understand the theory. The question is. Let P$_2$ denote the vector space of all polynomials with real coefficients and of degree ...
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If $A: M \to M$ then $M$ is $A$-invariant subspace and $A $ is an endomorphism?

Just straightening out the terminologies here... Given If $A: M \to M$ then $M$, $M$ some subspace of a vector space, is the following statement equivalent: $M$ is a $A$-invariant subspace $A $is ...
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Closed formula for Poincaré series in terms of adjacency matrix.

Let $Q$ be a finite quiver with vertex set $I$. For each $n = 0, 1, 2, \dots,$ let $k^{(n)}Q \subset kQ$ be the $k$-linear span of all paths of length $n$, in particular, we have$$k^{(0)}Q = ...
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Is the empty set a vector space?

I think the empty set satisfies all of the axioms of a vector space except the one about the existence of an additive identity. Is this right?
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Is $V = \{(x,y,z)\in \mathbb{R}^3:\ x+y >1 \}$ a subspace?

Prove whether the following subsets of $\mathbb{R}^3$ are subspaces : (a) $$V = \{(x,y,z)\ \in \mathbb{R}^3:\ x+y >1 \ \},$$ I think that this is not a subspace as the zero vector does not ...
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A set of vectors forming the basis

Can: (b) A set of four vectors: {(1,2,3),(2,3,1),(3,1,2),(1,3,2)} form a basis for $\mathbb{R}^3$?
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Given $k$ distinct linear operators, prove such an $\alpha$ exists

I have $k$ distinct linear operators $\{\phi_i\}$ which act on $V$, a vector space on some number field $K$ (in the sense that $\Bbb Q$ is the smallest possible one). Now I have to prove that there ...
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Finding A Spanning Set

How do I find the spanning set for: $$V = \{(2a,b,0)\ :\ a,b \in \mathbb{R} \},$$ where $V$ is a subspace of $\mathbb{R}^3$?
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Square root of differentiation

Let $T=d/dx$ be the differentiation operator on vector space $V=C^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$, the space of real (complex) valued smooth maps on real line. To what extent, all subvector space ...
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What am I doing wrong in finding the orthogonal projection of a vector onto the subspace V?

Let $V∈ℝ^5$ be the subspace $V=span{(2,0,0,0,1),(0,2,0,3,0)}$ and let $w=(0,0,-4,-1,-1)$. Find the orthogonal projection of $w$ onto V,using exact values in your answer. My Approach Let the ...
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Largest algebra in a vector space

Let $V$ be a vector space and let $C$ be a subset of $V$ that is closed under a bilinear operator $\langle \cdot, \cdot \rangle: V \times V \rightarrow V$. Let $A \subset V$ be an algebra containing ...
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Given the angles of a 3d vector and the length of one of the components find the length of the other two components

The angles of a vector are 118 with the positive x axis, 76 with the positive y axis and 148 with the positive z axis. The y direction component of the vector is 5. How do you find the other two ...
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Checking if this set is a vector sp.

Question: Define a set $V=\{(x,y):x,y\in\Bbb R\}$. For any two elements $u=(u_1,u_2),v=(v_1,v_2)$ in $V$ and $t\in\Bbb R$, addition and scalar multiplication as, ...
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How are vector space dimension and basis related?

How are vector space dimension and basis related? (I am new to these concepts and know little to nothing about linear algebra/advanced calculus.) Thank you in advance.
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Given a set of complex subspaces, find a set of disjoint subspaces such that every original subspace is the span of the union of some subset

Suppose $S$ is a set of subspaces of $\mathbb{C}^{n}$ for some integer $n$. I would like to find a set $T$ of disjoint subspaces (not just pairwise disjoint - is there a clearer word for this?), such ...
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How can this be a vector space?

I found the following statement: "Example of a linear - vector - space: The set $C^{(k)}[a,b]$ of all (real-valued) continuous functions on a finite interval $a ≤ t ≤ b$ with addition and real number ...
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This vector space isomorphism $\phi$ $\mapsto $ $\phi^{*}$ between $V$ and $V^{*}$ is not a ring isomorphism

V is a vector space of finite dimension $n$ over a field $F$. $V^{*}$ is the dual space of $V$ . For $\phi$$\in End(V)$ we define $\phi^{*}$$\in$$End(V^{*})$ as $\phi (f) = f\circ ...
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Find two vectors v1 and v2 such that when added equal (0, 4, 0).

Struggling with this question. Find two vectors $v_1$ and $v_2$ such that when added equal $(0, 4, 0)$. $v_1$ is parallel to $u(-2, 4, -2)$ and $v_2$ is perpendicular to $u$. Not sure how to start.
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Eigenvalues of matrix with all $1$'s. [on hold]

Let $A$ be the $n \times n$ matrix over a field of characteristic 0, all of whose entries are 1. What are the eigenvalues of $A$, counted with their multiplicities?
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Looking for references on the complexity of computation of a basis transformation matrix

I'm looking for some references on the complexity for the following kind of problem: Given two Basis $(a_1, ... ,a_n)$ and $(b_1, ..., b_n)$ of the $K(x)$-vector space $V$ I want to compute the ...
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Row rank$=$Column rank

This is one of the proofs given on Wikipedia. Let $A$ be an $m \times n$ matrix with entries in the real numbers whose row rank is $r$. Therefore, the dimension of the row space of $A$ is $r$. Let ...
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Is every axiom in the definition of a vector space necessary?

Definition: A vector space over a field $K$ consists of a set $V$ and two binary operations $+: V \times V \to V$ and $\cdot: K \times V \to V$ satisfying the following axioms: ...
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Looking for a vector space $V$ and $T \in \mathcal L$ such that $ker (T) \cap Im(T)=\{\theta\}$ but $V \ne ker(T)+Im(T)$

I am looking for example of a linear operator $T$ on a vector space $V$ such that $ker (T) \cap Im(T)=\{\theta\}$ but $V \ne ker(T)+Im(T)$ . I know that $V$ cannot be finite dimensional . Please help ...
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to find basis of homomorphism

Compute $Hom(V,W)$ and also determine its dimension over $F$ where $V$ and $W$ are vector spaces over the Field $F$ given that $V=\mathbb R^2, W=\mathbb R^2, F=\mathbb R$ I have done this: ...
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Subspaces of an infinite dimensional vector space

It is well known that all the subspaces of a finite dimensional vector space are finite dimensional. But it is not true in the case of infinite dimensional vector spaces. For example in the vector ...
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Matrix column-wise multiplication operator

I'm trying to find the proper operator for a column wise multiplication. Consider $v=[v_1, v_2, ..., v_n]^T$ and $$A=\begin{bmatrix} a_{1,1} & a_{1,2} & a_{1,3} \\a_{2,1} & a_{2,2} & ...
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Let $V=\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{R}$, let $W$ be the subset of $V$ consisting of all monotonically inc or dec functions. Is $W$ subspace of $V$?

Let $V=\mathbb{R}^\mathbb{R}$ and let $W$ be the subset of $V$ consisting of all monotonically-increasing or monotonically-decreasing functions. Is $W$ a subspace of $V$? Any solutions or hints are ...
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Is there a name for operators of the type $A: M \to M$

In some theorem in functional analysis I have noticed that it is important to assume that an operator $A: M \to M$ where $M$ is some set plus conditions, as opposed to $A: M \to N, M \neq N$ Is ...
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Characterization of vectors via $\ell_p$ norms

Suppose you are given all $\ell_p$ norms of a vector $v\in \mathbb R^d$. Is it true that the set of all its $\ell_p$ norms $\{\|v\|_{p},p=1,..,\infty\}$ uniquely define the vector $v$ up to ...
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$W$ a subset of $\mathbb{R}^5$ consisting of all vectors an odd number of the entries in which are equal to $0$. Is $W$ a subspace of $\mathbb{R}^5$?

Let $W$ be the subset of $\mathbb{R}^5$ consisting of all vectors an odd number of the entries in which are equal to $0$. Is $W$ a subspace of $\mathbb{R}^5$? I'm not sure how to do this. Any ...