Determine a basis from the following set of second degree polynomials. Does this basis span the space of the second degree polynomials? What is the dimension of the (sub)space that it spans? $$p_1 ( x ) = 4 x + 1$$ $$p_2 ( x ) = x^2 − 2 x + 3$$ $$p_3 ( x ) = 3 x − 2$$ $$p_4 ( x ) = x^2 − x + 5$$ (Hint: Use the standard basis for the space of second degree polynomials. Work with coordinate vectors written relative to this basis)
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