# Tagged Questions

For questions about vector spaces and their properties. More general questions about linear algebra belong under the [tag:linear-algebra] tag. A vector space is a space which consists of elements called "vectors", which can be added and multiplied by scalars. In other words, these are the spaces ...

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### How do I find the common invariant subspaces of a span of matrices?

Let $G_1, \ldots, G_n$ be a set of $m\times m$ linearly-independent complex matrices. Let $\mathcal{G} = \operatorname{span}\left\{ G_1, \ldots , G_n\right\}$ be the vector space that spans the set ...
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### When are all ring homomorphisms also algebra homomorphisms?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field, and let $A,B$ be two unitary $k$-algebras. In general, there are more ring homomorphisms $A\to B$ than there are $k$-algebra homomorphisms. More precisely, ...
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### Construction of vector space isomorphism where $f(v \otimes gh) = \sigma(g)(f(v \otimes h)),\text{ }\forall v \in V,\text{ }g,\,h \in G$

Let $G$ be a finite group, $R = \mathbb{C}G$ the regular representation of $G$, and $\rho : G \to \text{GL}(V)$ a finite dimensional representation of $G$. Write $\sigma: G \to \text{GL}(V \otimes R)$ ...
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### Mapping vector spaces over two different fields?

I was having linear algebra class and we have been discussing about a possible group homomorphism that might allow mapping between two vector spaces over two different fields This is also an ...
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### Decomposition of order-$n$ tensors

If $V$ is a finite-dimensional vector space, then $V\otimes V\cong\mathbf{S}^2(V)\oplus\bigwedge^2(V)$. The first summand on the right is the symmetric part of $V\otimes V$ and the second summand is ...
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### Intuition about structures in Galois Theory.

Background Often in mathematics I find we can ask "why" something is true. Of course, this is not a well defined question. However, it usually prompts answers that includes words like "intuitively..."...
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### Generating a 3d ribbon from a series of points

I am attempting to generate a 3d ribbon from a set of 3d points. The idea is to generate a realistic ribbon which follows those points. In its current state, one example looks like this: In this ...
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### Are there eigenvectors, eigenvalues, and characteristic functions for non-linear vector fields?

An eigenvector is a vector in the preimage of the transformation whose direction is not changed when the transformation is applied. It seems like the concept of eigenvectors and eigenvalues would ...
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### The topology of $GL(V)$

Let $V$ be a topological vector space (not necessarily finite-dimensional) over a field $K$, and let $GL(V)$ be the group of invertible linear maps $V\to V$ under composition. There are two obvious ...
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### Sum of projection operators

Given $p_1, ..., p_n$ $n$ projection operators on the vector space $E$ such that $\sum_{i=1}^n p_i$ is a projection operator. How to show that $\forall i,j \text{ s.t. } i \neq j, p_i \circ p_j = 0$ ?...
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### Color space as a vector space

I am not sure that this is the best place for this topic, so I apologize in advance. I have two questions. I think that color space with say additive colors (red, green, blue) forms a vector space. ...
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