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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...
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micromass
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Hello, I noticed that it is possible to define an inverse for the convolution operator so that a function f convolved...
Jul4-09 07:14 PM
trambolin
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Hey all! I am working on this and got confused. Any help at all would be much appreciated! Determine the kernel...
Dec14-09 10:50 AM
Codexmac
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Hello, what's the difference between Hermitian and self-adjoint operators? Our professor in Group Theory made a...
Dec16-08 01:19 PM
Adam....
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Can you help me with this problem: if a^2 divides b^2, show that a divides b. This was a homework question that I...
Oct24-09 05:42 AM
Bingk
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Hey, I have a set of quadratic equations in the form of: ax^2 -bxy + cy^2 = d ax^2 -bxz + cz^2 = d ay^2 -byz +...
May11-11 01:43 PM
hotvette
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Hi all! This looks a pretty nice forum. So here's my question: How do I find/show a basis or orthogonal basis...
Sep25-06 01:31 PM
river_rat
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Hello everyone. I came across the term free vector space in a book on mathematical physics by Geroch but cannot...
Dec30-07 12:08 PM
mathwonk
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hi all this is the general problem X\ddot{}+AX\dot{}+BX=0 let A, B,X be 2*2 matrices its application is in...
Mar30-08 01:14 AM
jahandideh
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I am really confused on this topic. can you give me an example and explain how you found, pleaseee! for example,...
Jul28-10 02:41 PM
Jamma
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how do you prove that if v is an element of V (a vector space), and if r is a scalar and if rv = 0, then either r = 0...
Mar30-04 05:27 AM
matt grime
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Here it is... 1/3= .33333333333........... 2/3= .6666666666......... so 3/3= .9999999999.......
Oct8-05 08:03 AM
HallsofIvy
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Please excuse the lack of latex, I'm in somewhat of a hurry and I do not have the time to lookup the latex syntax for...
Mar18-05 03:05 PM
FrogPad
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I am trying to find the Nth power of a general 2x2 real matrix. This seemed simple at first, but I am running into...
Dec25-09 09:24 AM
Hurkyl
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I've done some more work on my SemisimpleLieAlgebras.zip package, adding decompositions of representation powers. It...
Apr17-14 11:59 PM
lpetrich
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Hello I recall, I think, that there is a lemma wich states that a 2x2 symmetric matrix can be diagonalized so that...
Dec28-11 06:52 AM
ApplePion
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Someone please help me show that (uv)^n= Summation {u^(i)v^(n-i)} where i=0 the starting point and n is the ending...
Mar3-04 09:31 PM
Ed Quanta
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How can you show that an arbitrary n \times n matrix has n linearly independent eigenvectors? What if all you know...
May4-09 07:54 PM
jbunniii
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Let V be a vector space over the complex field. If V has an inner product <\cdot,\cdot>, and ||\cdot|| is the...
May21-10 02:12 PM
Landau
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I need help proving the following: 1 A non-square matrix cannot have both a left and a right inverse 2 If a...
Nov4-07 01:18 PM
mathguy34
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Hi, I recently became interested in some number theoretical questions. I have actually never really studied it...
Sep11-08 09:08 PM
CRGreathouse
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Is any formula that produces nth prime ? if not visit this web site http://www.primenumbersformula.com
Jul18-08 11:49 PM
CRGreathouse
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If A and B are idempotent(A=A^2) and AB=BA, prove that AB is idempotent. this is what i got so far. AB=BA...
Oct15-07 03:02 PM
learningphysics
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Springer is having their annual Yellow Book sale and I was going to pick up an algebra text to supplement Dummitt and...
Oct15-06 01:27 PM
mathwonk
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Hello, I am having trouble understanding groups in my group theory class. I am not confident on how to approach the...
Oct29-03 06:38 PM
wubie
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Hi, Is there a formula to do this? The textbook just says to "reverse" the action of T to get T^-1 (T inverse). Can...
Jul15-05 09:30 PM
KataKoniK
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I'm stuck on the following problem: Describe the span of the vectors u1 and u2 in R^3, where u1 = (1, 1, 1),...
Jun30-05 11:05 PM
mathwonk
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So I'm considering dimensions of real vector spaces. I found myself thinking about the following: So for the...
Mar4-08 10:54 PM
ircdan
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Hi, I'm trying to solve the following matrix equation: XAX' = B where A,B are known...
Aug11-05 03:21 PM
drorled
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Do you think you could do vector operations in polar coordinates?
Oct29-04 01:39 AM
James R
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hi that day, a friends of mine asked me to find out the last digit of 3^999. i knew that i have to find out 3^999 mod...
Apr9-06 08:22 AM
murshid_islam
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Hi,I am a Chinese sophomore major in software engineering.I am reading Artin's Algebrarecently and have come across...
Sep8-06 06:01 PM
GreenApple
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Hi, this is my first post here, so bare with me. So I need to compute the eigenvectors of a large matrix...
Jul17-08 06:48 PM
JPRitchie
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Hi, I have forgotten the formula for calculating the second norm of matrix. Does anyone know the formula? Regards,...
Sep17-04 12:31 PM
mathwonk
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I just have one question about the proof. Why does (p-1)!a^{p-1}=(p-1)!\pmod{p}? It seems like it would be true if...
Sep10-05 08:54 PM
amcavoy
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given that 2 matrices have the same eigenvalues is it necessary that they be similar? If not, what is the connection...
Apr22-11 06:20 AM
spg89
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Hi there:) I found a quick formula for calculate perfect numbers. T(v)={{*}^2}/128 - {*}/16 T(v-1) is the...
Jun27-07 09:34 PM
Kummer
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A set of objects is given, together with operations of...
Nov2-07 10:20 AM
ice109
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I do not know if this counts as number theory, but I came to this question while studying number theory, so I post...
Mar11-08 01:29 PM
LorenzoMath
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Alright. As stated in the title above. So, a subspace is a set of vectors that satisfies: 1) It contained the zero...
Mar8-09 04:24 PM
HallsofIvy
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Suppose we have a system of 2 equations in 2 unknowns x,y: a1x+b1y=c1 a2x+b2y=c2 If the determinant of is...
Sep20-09 01:46 AM
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