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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
Please post any and all homework or other textbook-style problems in one of the Homework & Coursework Questions...
Feb23-13 09:24 AM
micromass
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I have a question regarding the Gram-Schmidt process. When solving for the new subspace, is it okay to make a newly...
Oct1-10 12:45 PM
gbartel
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We have W = 1,v2,v3,v4] v1=i-k v2=i+j+k v3=j+2k v4=2i+j Show that W is a subspace of V3. first, vector 0 is...
Oct2-10 08:37 AM
arkajad
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I would like to show that (cxb).a = (axc).b in Rn where x denotes the cross product and . denotes the dot product. ...
Oct2-10 08:56 AM
BruceG
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Hello, I read somewhere that the set of unit quaternions identifies the \mathcal{S}^3 sphere. This makes sense;...
Oct2-10 03:17 PM
mnb96
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what is the maximum number of terms can a arithmetic progression of only prime numbers have?
Oct2-10 09:20 PM
sachinism
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Huzzah.
Oct3-10 05:26 AM
Simon_Tyler
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Gracias
Oct3-10 11:13 AM
HallsofIvy
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Hi all, I've been reading up on ways of factorising numbers through the congruence of squares method...
Oct3-10 12:15 PM
Mathmos6
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Hai friends I am aravind,doing post graduate in computer science .In this thread I explain about the...
Oct3-10 03:39 PM
Devhans
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Sounds great thank you
Oct3-10 04:28 PM
Simon_Tyler
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How do we know that the cartesian product of any two groups is also a group using the axioms of group theory?
Oct3-10 05:58 PM
Landau
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I read the following on the wikipedia page about simple rings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_ring): I do...
Oct3-10 10:32 PM
gerben
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Lets say I have a 3x3 matrix 'A' and one known eigenvalue 'z' and one known eigenvector 'x', but they don't "belong"...
Oct4-10 12:35 AM
Simon_Tyler
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Hello everyone, I need some help with finding norms of the field extension. I feel pretty comfortable when...
Oct4-10 11:08 PM
adriank
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Hello everyone. I was going through my Linear Algebra Done Right textbook that threw me off. I hope this forum is...
Oct4-10 11:17 PM
adriank
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dimension of sl(2,R) = 1*(2*2-1) = 3, is isomorphic to so(2,1) : 2+1 = 3 dimension of sl(2,C) = 2*(2*2-1) = 6, is...
Oct4-10 11:18 PM
BruceG
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What could we say if a matrix is invertible? Could we say that it can span and is linearly independent?
Oct5-10 08:44 AM
HallsofIvy
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Recently when I talked to a professor specialized in number theory, I learned about normal numbers. So the other...
Oct5-10 05:34 PM
hamster143
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Hi, I need to do Interpolation of complex numbers let say z1=x1+i*y1 and z2=x2+i*y2 now I have two approaches:...
Oct5-10 05:42 PM
hamster143
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This should be a simple question for anyone familiar with basic algebraic geometry, but the concept is getting the...
Oct5-10 08:02 PM
Newtime
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consider a vector A A = A(A dir) here A dir is A with hat on...
Oct5-10 11:04 PM
Fredrik
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I notice that the trick to define Dirichlet Eta Function can be repeated for each prime number, let p a prime, and...
Oct6-10 04:07 AM
arivero
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Preface: I am an electrical engineer studying for the PE exam. I am reviewing power system analysis and have come...
Oct6-10 02:58 PM
MitYeltu
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like N=5053=163*31 and N=169*37=6253 if we do not know the factors and if we do not want to factor them. They both...
Oct6-10 09:48 PM
epsi00
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I am reading a paper where the author uses colons in the description of groups. Example (not verbatim): "This subgroup...
Oct7-10 10:23 AM
AgentBased
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The formula used for linearization is y=(m)(Square root of x) + b correct? How do I find the square root of x if...
Oct7-10 10:36 AM
HallsofIvy
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Hello, it is known that pure-quaternions (scalar part equal to zero) identify the \mathcal{S}^2 sphere. Similarly...
Oct8-10 01:21 AM
mnb96
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Is it true that if a finite group G contains a subgroup of index 2, then there is an element of G with order 2?
Oct8-10 10:08 AM
ForMyThunder
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Is it possible to write the 2010 numbers from 1 a 2010 in some order so that the 6933 digit number you get is prime?
Oct8-10 07:25 PM
Wizlem
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Hello, let's consider, for example, the Clifford algebra CL(2,0) and the following mapping f for an arbitrary...
Oct9-10 03:59 AM
mnb96
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I know about using projector decomposition in diagonalization, but I heard from a friend about finding a 2x2...
Oct10-10 02:21 AM
while.awesome
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I am interested in twin primes and have not been able to find a simple "sieve" type function to calculate them. I...
Oct10-10 09:27 AM
toddkuen
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Let G be the group of 2x2 invertible upper triangular matrices and H be the group of 2x2 invertible lower triangular...
Oct10-10 06:26 PM
symbol0
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I saw the following problem on my abstract algebra book (dummit && foote) , I tried to solve it but I couldn't : Let...
Oct11-10 04:03 AM
hermanni
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Is there a tool that spits out a general polynomial formula for an input consisting of a finite sequence, e.g.: you...
Oct11-10 09:38 AM
epsi00
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Hi out there peps, very nice forum! (my first topic) Atm Im dealing with complex numbers, and Ive got kinda problem...
Oct11-10 10:03 AM
palaszz
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so i've been reading jim hefferon's linear algebra book i dont know if anyone on the forum has seen it, but im only...
Oct11-10 11:24 AM
miglo
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First it must has char.poly x^2*(x-c), then c must be zero because char. poly and min. poly have the same roots. ...
Oct11-10 03:13 PM
ivyhawk
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Hello PhysicsForums.com! I've got several sets of data that are all intended to represent the same ideal data set....
Oct11-10 03:21 PM
phrozenfearz
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I was wondering what would be the largest possible value for a determinant, for a 3 by 3 matrix whose entries can only...
Oct11-10 06:42 PM
Simon_Tyler
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