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Use Vectors To Show Three Vertices Belong to a Right Triangle

The Full Question Theorems Used This is what I call theorem 1: My Work This problem has two major steps as far as I can see. First, I must show that these are points of a triangle(not ...
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Find the projection of a vector onto a subspace of $\Bbb R^4$

I need to find the projection of $\vec b = (1,1,1,1)$ onto a subspace of $\Bbb R^4$ described as: $$V=\{(x,y,z,t)\,:\,x=y+t\ \hbox{and}\ 2x=y+z\}\ .$$ Thanks for any help i get guys.
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Understanding the Replacement Theorem (Exchange Theorem)

I'm learning about Basis and Spans and now that's I've figured out what these are, I'm trying to understand the Replacement Theorem(also called the Exchange Theorem). The definition goes like this: ...
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Is it possible to find a vector that is orthogonal to this set?

I have a set of four vectors in $\mathbb{R}^4$: $\{ \vec v_1, \vec v_2, \vec v_3, \vec v_4 \}$ The first three are linearly independent, but $ \vec v_4 $ is a linear combination of the others. Is it ...
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I'm struggling to find this transformation matrix

$T:\Bbb{P}_3 \to \Bbb{P}_3$ is a linear transformation such that: $$\begin{align} T\left(-2 x^2\right) &= 3 x^2 + 3 x \\ T(0.5 x + 4) &= -2 x^2 - 2 x - 3 \\ T\left(2 x^2 - 1\right) ...
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Find a generator for vectorial subspace

S = {$(a, b, c, d) ∈ C^4 : 2ia = b, c + d − ib = 0$} $c+d-i(2ia)=0$ $c+d+2a=0$ $c=-d-2a$ $(a,2ia,-2a-d,d)=a(1,2i,-2,0)+d(0,0,-1,1)$ Is this solution correct?
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If $T^{k}=0$ of some $k$, then $T^n=0$, where $n$ is dimension [duplicate]

Let $V$ an $n$-dimensional vector space and $T$ a linear operator on $V$. Suppose that there is some positive integer $k$ such that $T^{k}=0$. Prove that. $T^{n}=0$
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Linear operator of infinite dimension

Let $T: V\rightarrow V$ a linear operator with finite dimension. If exists a linear operator $U: V\rightarrow V$ such that $TU=I$, prove that $T$ is invertible. Prove that if the ...
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what represents this strange matrix [closed]

But I just encountered a very strange type of matrix. What is the name of this type of matrix? How can it be solved? The final result should be a $4\times 4$ matrix, but I only see $5$ elements on ...
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Cross product of the gradient of two functions

I am having a bit of a confusion with some claims I keep finding on a book of Fluid Dynamics. Let's say we have two functions in 3-D space, $f(\mathbf{x})$ and $g(\mathbf{x})$, with the following ...
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Prove statement about projection (linear map)

I am working on the following problem and do am not sure how best to approach it. Let $U$ be a vector space over a field $F$ and $p, q: U \to U$ be linear maps. Assume $p + q = \text{id}_U$ and $pq = ...
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Determine which values of $\lambda \in \mathbb{R}$ cause the following vectors to be a basis

I am working on the following problem. Suppose that $\{v_1, v_2\}$ is a basis of a real vector space $V$. For which values of $\lambda \in \mathbb{R}$ is $\{w_+, w_\lambda\}$ a basis of $V$, where ...
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Example of the inequality $c_0\neq\bigcup l_p$

As part of an exercise, I was asked to prove or disprove the following proposition: There exists an $x\in c_o$, such that $x\notin l_p$ for every $1\le p\lt\infty$. Before I show my proof, I will ...
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Using SVDs to prove $C(XX^{\prime}) = C(X)$

Let $C$ denote the column space. I would like to prove $C(XX^{\prime}) = C(X)$ for $X \in M_{n \times p}$, $X^{\prime}$ denoting the transpose of $X$. This answer suggests using singular value ...
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Question about conditions for conservative field

Question about conditions for conservative field In common textbooks' discussions about conservative vector field. There is always two assumptions about the region concerned, namely the region is ...
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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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For a matrix $O$ containing columns which are an orthonormal basis for a column space, why does $O^{\prime}O = I$?

Theorem: let $\{o_i\}_{i \in \{1, 2, \dots, r\}}$ be an orthonormal basis for the column space of a matrix $X$ and let $O = \begin{bmatrix}o_1 & o_2 & \cdots & o_r\end{bmatrix}$. Then ...
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Detect when two edges make a “inner” angle or an “outer” angle

So, given three points, a direction of movement and the side of the movement, find out the "external" or "internal" angle value. In the left pic, I'm above the red line, moving from edge 1 to edge ...
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Relation between cross-product and outer product

If inner products ($V$) are generalisations of dot products ($ \mathbb{R}^n$), then are outer products ($V$) also related to cross-products ($ \mathbb{R}^3$) in some way? A quick search reveals that ...
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Why do the vectors perpendicular to [1, 1, 1] and [1, 2, 3] fall on a line, as opposed to a plane?

And what's the intuition here? This is question 6(c) in pset 1.2, Strang's Linear Algebgra, 4th Ed.
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A linear operator commuting with all such operators is a scalar multiple of the identity.

The question is from Axler's "Linear Algebra Done Right", which I'm using for self-study. We are given a linear operator $T$ over a finite dimensional vector space $V$. We have to show that $T$ is a ...
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Understanding the difference between Span and Basis

I've been reading a bit around MSE and I've stumbled upon some similar questions as mine. However, most of them do not have a concrete explanation to what I'm looking for. I understand that the Span ...
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Complementary subspaces ($K$ and $L$) problem, where $K=ker(p)$ and $L=ker(q)$ with $p,q: U \rightarrow U$ linear maps.

I am struggling with solving the following question: Let $U$ be a vector space over field $F$ and $p,q: U \rightarrow U$ linear maps. Assume $p+q=id_U$ and $pq=0$. Let $K=ker(p)$ and $L=ker(q)$. ...
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What means to complete a pair of vectors $(w, s)$ to an arbitrary basis of $R^d$?

I found in an article this : Let $B = (b_1, b_2, . . . , b_d)$ be an orthonormal basis of $R^d$ such that $<b1, b2 >=< w,x >$ (where $< ... >$ denotes linear span). In order to ...
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Difference between orthogonal projection and least squares solution

When you find the least squares solution you solve $$A^TA = A\vec b$$ but to find the orthogonal projection into the "subspace" A, you multiply this result (the least squares solution) with the ...
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Kernel Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

I learn kernel PCA from wikipedia. In this article, the eigen equation is \begin{equation} N \lambda \vec{\alpha} = \boldsymbol{K} \vec{\alpha} \end{equation} where $\lambda$ is the eigen value, ...
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Determine whether the following set is a vector space

Being pretty new to Linear Algebra, I am trying find whether the set given is a Vector Space or not: \begin{equation*} V = \{A\in M_{3\times3} : AA^{t} = -I\}. \end{equation*} I've tried to solve it ...
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If $V$ and $W$ are subspaces of the same dimension such that $V$ meets $W^\perp$, then $W$ meets $V^\perp$

I'm having a little difficulty understanding the proof for orthogonal complements. I kind of understand orthogonal complements, but I cannot seem to find a logic to this. I'm trying to follow along ...
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Could the Hamel basis of $\mathbb{R^Z}$ be the set $\mathbb{R^Z}-{\mathbf{\{0\}}}$?

This is the follow up question to this question (*) According to page 2 of this link 1 and this link 2, $\mathbb{R^Z}$ (which is referred as $\mathbb{R^\infty}$ in link 1) has elements of the ...
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Is $\mathbb{R^Z}$ or its elements countable?

Continue on the self study on infinite vector spaces. According to this link, $\mathbb{R^Z}$ has elements of the following form: $$(y_k)_{k\mathbb{\in Z}}=(\dots y_{-1},y_0,y_{1}\dots)$$ Or more ...
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Finding a nullspace of a matrix - what should I do after finding equations?

I am given the following matrix $A$ and I need to find a nullspace of this matrix. $$A = \begin{pmatrix} 2&4&12&-6&7 \\ 0&0&2&-3&-4 \\ ...
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linear map $f:V \rightarrow V$, which is injective but not surjective

I am trying to find a linear map $f:V \rightarrow V$, which is injective but not surjective. I always thought that if the dimension of the domain and codomain are equal and the map is injective it ...
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For a given matrix $X$, find two linearly independent vectors in $C(X)^{\perp}$.

Let $$X = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 1 \\ 1 & 3 & 0 \\ 1 & 4 & 0 \\ 1 & 5 & 1 \\ 1 & 6 & 4 \end{pmatrix}$$ Is there an easy way to ...
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How to determine whether a set is a vector space or not?

I'm currently learning Vector Spaces and although I understand the definition of what a vector space is, I can't seem to be able to find the correct answers when doing some questions. I would even say ...
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What is mathematical structure?

When we have an isomorphism, between 2 groups or vector spaces let us say, then it is said to be structure preserving. An isomorphism exists when there is at least one mutually invertible morphism ...
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vector space constructed through a torsion module

Let $R$ be a principal ideal domain, $p \in R$ a prime element and $M$ a finitely generated $p$-torsion module of the form: $$ M = R/(p^{e_1}) \oplus \dots \oplus R/(p^{e_t}). $$ Let now be $_pM = ...
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Let $C(X)$ be the column space of $X \in M_{n \times p}$. Starting off the proof of $C(X) \cup C(X)^{\perp} = \mathbb{R}^n$

Let $C(X)$ be the column space of $X \in M_{n \times p}$. Prove or disprove the following statement: Every vector in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is in either $C(X)$ or $C(X)^{\perp}$ or both. I interpret ...
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rotation matrix and vector - understand step calculation

I have an extremely equation, but I just don't understand which step they made to get to the last line. ${\bf W}$ and ${\bf V}$ are all 3d vectors. A is a rotation matrix. How did they get that ...
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Linear Operator with finite dimension

I'm involved with this exercise. I would greatly appreciate your help Let $V$ be a vector space of dimension $n$ over a field $F$. Let $T: V \rightarrow V$ a linear transformation whose image and ...
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understanding quaternions - spatial rotations

I would like to know if my understanding about quaternions is correct please: lets say you have a vector in 3d space. You could rotate the x,y and-z frame on a fixed point so that it is parallel with ...
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Quick Vector Space question using the axioms [on hold]

how come this isn't a vector space? (which of the 9 axioms don't hold) W = [ f(1) + f(0) - 5f(-1) = 1 ] Thanks
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Find an orthogonal basis for the space spanned by the columns of the given matrix.

Let $$X = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 & 1 \\ 1 & 3 & 0 \\ 1 & 4 & 0 \\ 1 & 5 & 1 \\ 1 & 6 & 4 \end{pmatrix}$$ It is immediately clear to me ...
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In $\mathscr{V}$, let $X \subset \mathscr{V}$ be a set of $n$ vectors. $Y \subset X$ contains vectors all scalar multiples, $X$ linearly dependent.

I would just like to verify that my proofs are sound and receive any suggestions on rewording. (If relevant, I am self-studying and haven't done a serious proof in about a year.) $\mathscr{V}$ is a ...
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Understand the definition of a vector subspace

I'm pretty new to Linear Algebra and I have started on Vector Spaces. I understand that a Vector space V over the set of real numbers is a set equipped with two operations, namely vector addition and ...
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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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Vector space is decomposed into direct sum of its subspace and its orthogonal completement

Lets $E$ be a finite dimensional vector space over the field $k$ and let $g$ be a bilinear form which is symmetric, antisymmetric or hermitian. Let $V$ be a subspace of $E$. Let $V_1 = \{ x| x \in E, ...
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Show that a linear transformation $T$ is one-to-one

Problem: Consider the transformation $T : P_1 -> \Bbb R^2$, where $T(p(x)) = (p(0), p(1))$ for every polynomial $p(x) $ in $P_1$. Where $P_1$ is the vector space of all polynomials with degree less ...
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Give two matrices whose column spaces contain the column space of the given matrix.

Let $$B = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 0 & 0 \\ 1 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 1\end{pmatrix}\text{.}$$ Give two matrices whose column spaces contain $C(B)$, the column ...
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Orthogonal Projection in subspace

Consider the vector space $\mathbb{R}^n$ with usual inner product $<.,.>$. Take $Y\in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $X \in \mathbb{R}^n$ such that $Y=[y_1,y_2,..y_n]^t$ and $X=[1,1,....1]^t$ ...
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Finding a Basis for this subspace

Set $V=\mathbb{R}^{2x3}$ and let $U$ be a subspace of $V$ defined by: \begin{equation*} U=\{B=(b_{ij})\in V\mid b_{11} + b_{12} + b_{13} = -4(b_{21} + b_{22} + b_{23})\}. \end{equation*} I would ...