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I forgot why the next statement is true and it's bugging me endlessly... If p is prime such that p =1 mod 4 then...
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In the context of matrices and linear algebra, what is the general solution ? Is it the value of the variables that...
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I'm stuck on a problem which asks: Determine whether W is a subspace of R^3. If W is a subspace, then give geometric...
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Given matrices in a vectorspace, how do you go about determining if they are independent or not? Since elements in...
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Hi, I'm pretty rusty with solving linear equations, my equations are: ai = bijkcjk i = 1,... n j, k = 1,......
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I do not know if this is a common/standard construction, so here is my motivation for this question. From Crystal...
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Why is the transpose of a matrix important? To find the inverse by cofactors we need the transpose but I would never...
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I am a physicist, so my apologies if haven't framed the question in the proper mathematical sense. Matrices are...
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I have observed a strange thing when you modify a sequence of numbers bit by bit.
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I'm looking for the title to a popular introductory book on graph theory. For the best possible recommendation,...
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Hi, I need help with simply starting to prove this. I'm terrible with proofs and even the easy ones are hard for me....
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Is there an "easy" method to finding subgroups of finitely generated abelian groups using the First Isomorphism...
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For a dimension 1 regular semi-local ring, does the Picard group vanish? What if it is not regular? (and what if I...
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Why is it not possible for a filed to have have two prime fileds one isomorphic to Zp and the other isomorphic to Zq ...
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Lemma. A group G of order 6 can have only one element of order 3. Pf. Suppose G has two elements of order 3. Call...
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I am trying to ultimately find the projector onto a convex set defined in a non-explicit way, for a seismic processing...
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Ok, so the title didn't allow me to be too descriptive. Basically, I'm trying to formulate a variant of the time...
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Hey all, I was hoping someone could explain to me how to calculate the angle between matrices, ie. two square...
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I recently got interested in number theory and have been fiddling around with Scilab trying to find interesting...
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So if G = Q8 = <a, b : a^4 = 1, b^2 = a^2, b^{-1}ab = a^{-1}> I'm fine with the notion of the derived subgroup G' =...
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Hello, I'm wondering if there's some nice formula for the expansion of trinomials, like this: \prod_i \left(y +...
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I have a matrix of the form X = , where A and B are matrices of equal dimensions (M x N). I am looking for an elegant...
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Hello. I'm quoting Bertsimas, D., and J. Tsitsiklis, Introduction to Linear Optimization: "For the purposes of this...
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I'm trying to learn linear algebra using Schaum's outline and this is one of the practice problems: Find and...
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Hi, Quick question here: I know that C-S inequality in general states that |<x,y>| \leq \sqrt{<x,x>} \cdot...
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I know you can decompose GL(3,R) into SO(3) x Diag x SO(3), but i was wondering if you could generalise this to a set...
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I am trying to take the derivative of an inner product (in the most general sense over L^2), and was curious if...
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Hi there. We know that Convolve = f if g = diracdelta. My question is, what should be g so that Convolve = f where...
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Hello all, I'm really sorry that this may come across as a ridiculously simple question, but I'm taking a linear...
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This is from "Prime factorization of integral Cayley numbers" by H.P. Rehm ...
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Hi, I already posted this in solid state physics forum, but no one answered, so I guess this topic might belong to...
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I have attatched my Paradox for the existence of 4,5 and 7 using Brocard's problem . I don't know where i have gone...
Jul12-11 03:31 AM
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max (|| Ax||)/(||x||) , where x is not 0. A is a matrix. It said that the stationary point are the right...
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helloo while working on a combinatorics problem I have found the following result: let A=(a_{ij})_{1\leq...
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Hi everyone!! I can't figure out why electromagnetism is defined a non integrable phase factor (or path dependent),...
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I've been enormously impressed with the core members of this forum, especially hurkyl. There was a guy who claimed to...
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Here is a visual prime pattern: I have developed one of my own based...
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Where did the binomial theorem come from.....???
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I'm working my way through Shaum's Outline on linear algebra and in it they define a complex number as an ordered pair...
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Hi, While trying to solve an optimization problem for a MIMO linear precoder, I have encountered the need to...
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