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Parameterization of a “concurrent line”

What is a valid parameterization for a general, real intersection of two surfaces: $$ f(x,y,z) = 0, \, g(x,y,z) =0 ? $$ For particular cases we eliminate a coordinate if possible and use the form ...
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How does parametrization of the intersection of two surfaces induce a space curve?

Given a two surfaces say: $z=1-y$ and $ x^2+y^2+z^2=1$, we find that they intersect at: $$x^2-2yz=0$$ How is the above a space curve? Is it not just another surface? And why do we need to introduce ...
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Find a basis of a subspace defined by a linear equation

Let $B=\{v_1,v_2,v_3,v_4\}$ be a basis of $V$. Let $$V \supset S= \left \{v:v=\sum\limits_{i=1}^4 \alpha_iv_i, \alpha_1+2\alpha_2+\alpha_3-\alpha_4=0 \right \}$$ Find a basis of $S$. I don't ...
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Prove that an $n$-dimensional non-unital algebra over a field $k$ is isomorphic to a subalgebra $\mathfrak{M}_n(k)$

Assume we have already proved this for unital algebras. Here's my book's solution: Construct the unital algebra $A^1$ [with unit $(1,0)$] as an algebra on the vector space $k\oplus A$ with the ...
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Need to determine if a subset is a vector space in $\mathbb R^2$

Its been about a year since I have done anything with vector spaces and subsets of vector spaces, and now I've found that I have forgotten a lot of material. I am given this: Suppose $$\mathbf x ...
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How to prove there exists a unique linear map such that $T(e_i) = w_i$ in an infinite-dimensional vector space?

Problem: (a) Let $V$ and $W$ be two finite dimensional vectorspaces over a field $F$, and let $\left\{e_1, e_2, \ldots, e_n\right\}$ be a basis for $V$. Then there exists for each $w_i \in W$ an ...
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Proving the dimension of the intersection of 2 subspaces

Assume that $U$ and $W$ are distinct subspaces $( U ≠ W )$ of a four-dimensional vector space $V$ and $\dim(U) = \dim(W) = 3$. Prove that $\dim ( U ∩ W ) = 2$.
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Finding the norm of vectors

When finding the norm of the vector: Find $\|2w-2y\|$ such that $w=(1/2,3,1)$ and $y=(0,-1,3/2)$. answer: $$\begin{align*} &2(1/2,3,1)= (1,6,2)\\ &2(0,-1,3/2) =(0,-2,3)\\ ...
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Prove {$v_1,v_2,w$} is a basis for vector space _V_

A problem from my textbook states: Let {$v_1,v_2,v_3$} be a basis for a vector space $V$. Prove that, if $w$ is not in $sp(v_1,v_2)$, then {$v_1,v_2,w$} is also a basis for $V$. Assume ...
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If $V$ is a vector space, then, proving that…

I have a big problem with this problem... : If $V_m(\mathbb{R})$ is a vector space whose dimension is "$m$" then Proving that "$m$" is even number if and only if exist an endomorphism $J$ of ...
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All surfaces through a common “concur-line” [on hold]

Find all second degree surfaces passing through a common given parameterized space curve of intersection: $$ (x,y,z) = (\pm \sqrt {2 t ( 1-t)} , t , (1-t) ) $$ using a single variable parameter ...
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Is the given subset a subspace of the given vector space?

The set of all polynomials of degree greater than 3 together with the zero polynomial in the vector space P of all polynomials with coefficients in $\Bbb R$. Let $S$ be the set of all polynomials ...
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Distance between point and plane - why use the dot product?

So according to this, the signed distance between a point and a plane will be the dot product of the plane's normal vector (does it have to be a unit vector?) and the point-in-plane minus the point ...
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Find the dimension of a vector subspace

I'm doing a problem on finding the dimension of a linear subspace, more specifically if $\:$ {$f \in \mathcal P_n(\mathbf F): f(1)=0, f'(2)=0$} is a subspace of $P_n$, what is this dimension of ...
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Lines which intersect the postive half axis of x

We have to find out which lines intersect the positive half axis of $x$. According to this formula we can determine if the angle between two points $(A[x_1, y_1]$ and $B[x_2, y_2]$ ) of the line ...
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A shorter way to prove the identity on vectors

I am trying to prove that $\vec{A}=(\vec{A}\cdot \vec{n})\vec{n}+(\vec{n}\times\vec{A})\times\vec{n} $ where $\vec{n}$ is a unit vector and $\times$ indicates the cross product. I am dealing with ...
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What is “Real coordinate space”?

What is the Real Coordinate Space in the discussion of vectors? How does it relate to Cartesian Coordinate System and Euclidean Space? P.S. Please, use naive terms.
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Consequences of the positivity condition $v^t A v > 0$ for the eigenvalues of $A$

Let $A$ be an $n \times n$ symmetric real matrix with n distinct eigenvalues $\lambda_1 , ... , \lambda_n$. a) Suppose $v^t(Av)$>0 for all v in $R^n$, v$\ne$0. Show that all $\lambda_i$ are positive ...
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Softmax Regression Gradient Derivation

I'm implementing softmax regression and am deriving the max-log-likelihood update for gradient descent by hand first. Coming from the Stanford UFLDL site, they show the gradient of the cost function ...
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Does a basis for an $n$-dimensional vector space have to have $n$ vectors?

For example, for $\mathbb{R}^n$, if I form a basis, do I need at least $n$ vectors in my basis set? In other words, can I form a basis for $\mathbb{R}^n$ by using only $n-1$ or less number of ...
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For which infinite dimensional real normed linear spaces $X$ , can we say that every infinite dimensional subspace of it is closed in $X$ ?

For which infinite dimensional real normed linear spaces $X$ , can we say that every infinite dimensional subspace of it is closed in $X$ ? Or , does every infinite dimensional normed linear space has ...
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Finding change of basis matrix when given two bases as a set of matrices

Find the change of basis matrix between the following bases: $\alpha = \left\{ \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 \\ -1 & 2 \end{pmatrix}, \begin{pmatrix} 3 & 1 \\ -1 & 2 \end{pmatrix}, ...
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Find normal vector of circle in 3D space given circle size and a single perspective

I don't really know what to search up to answer my question. I tried such things as "ellipse matching" and "3d circle orientation" (and others) but I can't really find much. But anyways... I have ...
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Generating vectors in a non-orthogonal 3D lattice with increasing magnitude

I am trying to build an algorithm to generate a sequence of lattice vectors $\mathbf{v}_n$ in 3D such that: (a) the first vector $|\mathbf{v}_1|$ is the shortest vector of the lattice (b) for all $i ...
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Determining the formula for a linear map

Determine the formula for the following linear map: $L : \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^2$ with $L(1,2) = (0,-1)$ and $L(-1,-1) = (2,1)$. Attempt at solution: On the basis of these examples I ...
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Calculate Triangle Ground using Height and Top Angle

Is it possible to calculate the ground of a triangle only using the height and top angle. Click here to see a poorly draw sketch of what I'm trying to calculate. So is it possible and how, to ...
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Linear (In)dependence and other relations

(i) "nontrivial solution" same as "linear dependence" same as "determinant zero" same as "the vectors lie in the same plane". (ii) "trivial solution" same as "linear independence" same as ...
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Sesquilinear Forms: Parallelogram

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a quadratic form: $$q:\mathcal{H}\to\mathbb{C}:\quad q[\lambda\varphi]=|\lambda|^2q[\varphi]$$ Suppose one has: ...
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Sesquilinear Forms: Polarization

This thread is only Q&A.* Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider the transforms: $$q[\varphi]:=s(\varphi,\varphi)\quad s(\varphi,\psi):=\frac{1}{4}\sum_{\alpha=0\ldots3}i^\alpha ...
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Sesquilinear Forms: Cauchy-Schwarz

This thread is related: Parallelogram Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a quadratic form: $$q:\mathcal{H}\to\mathbb{C}:\quad q[\lambda\varphi]=|\lambda|^2q[\varphi]$$ Suppose it ...
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Let V be a vector space of dimension n. Prove that no set of n - 1 vectors can span V.

I'm not sure I understand the question. As far as I understand it when it says vector space of dimension n, it signifies that there will be n amount of vectors; right? So basically it wants you to ...
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What is the 2d equivalent of vector multiplication? [on hold]

If two three-dimensional vectors, v1 and v2, are multiplied (i.e. dot product), the result will be a 3x3 matrix. If, instead, there are two three-by-three matricies, what is the corresponding ...
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Prove or disprove that the set of polynomials of degree greater than or equal to two, along with the zero polynomial is a vector space

This was disproved by giving the example: $$(x^2)+(1+x-x^2)$$ The result is NOT in the set so it's NOT closed under addiction, so NOT a vector space. But I was looking for some prove that doesn't ...
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Suppose $U=Span\{u_{1}, u_{2} \}$ for $u_{1}, u_{2} \in U$ and $V=Span\{ v1, v2\}$ for $v_{1},v_{2} \in V$. Prove that $U+V=Span\{u1,u2,v1,v2\}$.

This is what I have so far, I don't know if this is where I stop or if there is more to prove? $$U+V = (c_{1}u_{1} + c_{2}u_{2}) + (c_{1}v_{1} + c_{2}v_{2}) = c_{1} (u_{1}+v_{1}) + ...
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Proving $\phi: V \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ is linear and finding matrix representation of it

Problem: Let $V$ be a $n$-dimensional vectorspace and let $\beta = \left\{v_1, v_2, \ldots, v_n\right\}$ be a basis for $V$. Prove that the coordinate map $\phi_{\beta} : V \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$ ...
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Proof to show that sums of vectors spanning a vector space also span a vector space

Let vectors $v_1, v_2, and v_3$ span a vector space $V$. Show that the vectors $v_1, v_1 + v_2$ and $v_1+ v_2 + v_3$ also span $V$. How would I go about proving this? I understand that I have to show ...
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Determining kernel and image of linear map

Problem: Which of the following maps are linear? Determine the kernel and the image of the linear maps and check the dimension theorem. Which maps are isomorphisms? 1) $L_1: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow ...
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Vector Valued Functions, Find some value at point

Suppose that $r$ is a vector valued function of $t$. Now, $r_0=\langle 2,2,2\rangle$ and $r_1$ is in the $y,z$ plane. If $r' \times \langle 2,3,4\rangle=0 \forall t$, how can I find what $r_1$ is? I ...
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Definition of the vector cross product

As far as I understand the cross product between two vectors $\mathbf{a},\mathbf{b}\in\mathbb{R}^{3}$ is defined as a vector $\mathbf{c}=\mathbf{a}\times\mathbf{b}$ that is orthogonal to the plane ...
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Counting chain maps

Let $\mathbb{K}$ be a field and let $C_{\cdot}$ and $K_{\cdot}$ be bounded chain complexes with coefficients in $\mathbb{K}$. Then the set of chain maps $f_{\cdot}:C_{\cdot}\to K_{\cdot}$ is a ...
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Proving that $V = U_1 \oplus U_2 \oplus \ldots \oplus U_k$.

Problem: Let $V$ be a vectorspace and $\beta$ a basis for $V$. Now make a partition of $\beta$ in a disjoint union of subsets $\beta_1, \ldots, \beta_k$ and let $U_i = \text{span}(\beta_i)$ for every ...
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A question on linear algebra [closed]

Let $V$ be an $n$-dimensional vector space and $T$ be a linear operator on $V$. Condition 1: there exists $0\neq v\in V$ such that $v, Tv,\ldots, T^{n-1}v$ are linearly independent. Condition 2: ...
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number of planes possible such that it is equidistant from 4 non coplanar points

If there are for non coplanar points find the number of planes such that all four of them are equidistant from the plane . Sorry one of those problems where dont know what to do . How should i do this ...
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Subspaces of $\Bbb R^n$ containing vectors whose coordinates satisfy prescribed inequalities

For any integer $n\ge2$, the vector space $\Bbb R^n$ is divided into $n!$ "wedges" by prescribing which coordinate is largest, second-largest, etc. One such wedge is $$\{(x_1,\dots,x_n)\in\Bbb ...
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Prove $\exists$ $v \in V$ so that $(v , f(v))$ is a basis of $V$ [on hold]

maybe you guys can help me with this one. Let's say we have a vector space $V$ with $dim(V) = 2$ and we have a linear map $f : V \rightarrow V$ with $f^2 := f \circ f = 0$ ...
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Consider the vector space V = {(a, 1 + a) | a ∈ R} with irregular definitions of addition and multiplication

with addition and scalar multiplication defined by (a, 1 + a) ⊕ (b, 1 + b) = (a + b, 1 + a + b) k '*' (a, 1 + a) = (ka, 1 + ka), k ∈ R find a basis for V. I started off with taking the general ...
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Determine the dimension of $U+W$ and of $U \cap W$. Which sums are direct sums?

Problem: Determine the dimension of the sum $U + W$ and of the intersection $U \cap W$ of the following subspaces $U$ and $W$. Which sums are direct sums? 1) $U = \text{span}\left\{(1,1,1)\right\}$ ...
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Show that $\ker \hat{T} = \text{ann}(\text{range } T)$

This is an old exam problem: Let $V$ and $W$ be finite dimensional vector spaces over a field $F$ and let $T: V \to W$ be a linear transformation. Define $\hat{T}: W^* \to V^*$ by ...
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Are the difference of two vectors orthogonal if the angle between the two vectors approaches 0? (Attempted proof)

Suppose that $\vec{a}=(x,y), \vec{a`}=(x', y'), \Delta \vec{a} = (x'-x, y'-y), \theta \rightarrow 0$ where $\theta$ is the angle between $\vec{a}$ and $\vec{a'},$ and the magnitudes are equal, $a=a'$ ...
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Countable vector space of continuous functions over a compact metric space

In a proof of a specific theorem, the following is stated: ($\Omega$ is assumed to be a compact metric space) "Let $H \subset C(\Omega)$ be a countable vector space over $\mathbb{Q}$ which is closed ...