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### $A = B+ C$ then $(B^{-1} - A^{-1})$ and $(C^{-1} - A^{-1})$ are positive semidefinite

Let $A$, $B$ and $C$ invertible and symmetric square real matrices of dimension $n$. I want to show that if $A = B+ C$ then $(B^{-1} - A^{-1})$ and $(C^{-1} - A^{-1})$ are positive semidefinite. For a ...
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### Linear Transformation Linearity

This might be very straightforward, but if $S,T,R$ are all linear transformations in vector space V, is $(ST+RT) = (S+R)T$
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### How is this type of matrix called?

Let the matrix $M$ be defined as: $$M = \left(\begin{array}{rr} A & B \\ C & D \end{array}\right)$$ where $A = 0,B,C,D = 0$ are block matices and $B$ is a diagonal matrix and $C$ is a diagonal ...
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### Let $S_1$ and $S_2$ be convex sets. Show that the intersection $S_1 \cap S_2$ is a convex set

Found this exercise in "Introduction to Linear Algebra" by Serge Lang. It says: "Let $S_1$ and $S_2$ be convex sets. Show that the intersection $S_1 \cap S_2$ is a convex set" My ...
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### Need help with proof of [closed]

Let {~v1, · · · ~vm} ⊂ Rn be a linearly independent set. Let L ∈ Rm×n . Prove that, if null(L) = {~0}, then {L~v1, · · · L~vm} ⊂ Rm is a linearly independent set.
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### Sets that contain $2$ or $1$ different elements can we make them vector spaces?

Sets that contain $2$ or $1$ different elements can we make them vector spaces? Answer is for $1$ element $yes$ for $2$ element $no$. I know definition of vector space and it's $8$ axioms but don't ...
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### Prove that if AB=I_m, then rk(A)=rk(B). [closed]

If $A\in\mathfrak{M}_{m,n}(F)$ and $B\in\mathfrak{M}_{n,m}(F)$, prove that $AB=I_m$ implies $rk(A)=rk(B)$. Here $A\in\mathfrak{M}_{m,n}(F)$ means $A$ is a ($m \times n$)-matrix with entries in $F$. My ...
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### The value/s of $a$ will the linear system have a unique, infinite and no solution?

For which value/s of $a$ will the linear system have a unique, infinite, and no solution? $\begin{cases} x+y-z=2\\ x+2y+z=3 \\ x+y+(a^2-5)z=a\end{cases}$ Can someone verify my solution? Thank you. My ...
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### Related to Euclidean and unitary vector space

Let $V$ be a finite-dimensional Euclidean or unitary $K$-vector space. Show or refute the following statements: (i) $(f + g)^{*} = f^{*} + g^{*}$ for all $f, g ∈ \operatorname{End}(V)$ (ii) $(λf)^{*}$ ...
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### prove that the set of all differentiable functions on (−∞, ∞) that satisfy f ′ + 2f = 0 is a subspace of F(−∞, ∞) [closed]

How can I prove that the set of all differentiable functions on (−∞, ∞) that satisfy f ′ + 2f = 0 is a subspace of F(−∞, ∞)
Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a a vector space of finite dimension. Let $\mathcal{H_1}$ be a subspace of $\mathcal{H}$. Considering some vector $|\phi\rangle \in \mathcal{H}$ i need to show that there exists ...