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I have been long thinking on how one would set up an integral to find the area under a helix (the area between the...
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I'm going through the proof of Cauchy's Theorem in a text book and I'm stuck on a particular point. I've tried looking...
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THE PROOF THAT AN ODD PERFECT NUMBER DOES NOT EXIST Let us firstly suppose that such an odd number (X) member of...
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Can anyone please explain the largeness of Graham's number? I tried looking it up in google, but didn't quite...
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Esteemed Algebraists: Please help me understand better the definition of a transvection. Let V be a...
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Hi, I have a rotated frame (new matrix, T(x,y, z)) and the original frame (old matrix T(X,Y,Z)). I want to use this...
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It's pretty wierd....but i don't understand that why the dot product of two vector quantities is a scalar quantity and...
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if A is a square matrix Ax = 0 has exactly one solution if and only if Ax = b has at least one solution for every...
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My background in linear algebra is pretty basic: high school math and a first year course about matrix math. Now I'm...
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Let A be an n x p matrix with real entries and A' be its transpose. Is the column space of A'*A the same as the column...
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Hi, I encountered the following formula while reading, can anyone prove this: lcm(a,b)=gcd(a^{-1},b^{-1})^{-1} ...
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I defined the angle \theta between x \in \mathbb{R}^k and y \in \mathbb{R}^k in the way that: \theta = \cos...
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As we know for the average Undergrad attempting to grasp (and understand) these abstract mathematical concepts can be...
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Say I have 2 complex (normalized) column vectors x and y in C^N: The standard dot product <x,y> = x*y (where *...
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Hello, if B is a positive semi definite matrix, how can you complete the square around B from x'Bx + x'Cy +...
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I've been doing some work and I keep running into polynomials of the following form: P(x,y,z) = ax^2 + by^2 + cz^2...
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I'm trying to create a circle in 3D based off of 4 inputs. Position1 Position2 LineLength1 LineLength2 The...
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Is the following theorem true: Theorem: Suppose a, \, b \in \mathbb{R}^k. If |a| + |b| = |a + b| , then |a| and ...
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I'm studying the S_n groups and I've been calculating a bunch of compositions of m-cycles. I haven't, however, been...
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I am trying to understand the notions of rank of an R-Module, free-module, basis, etc. I would like to understand...
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Hello, I just took ordinary diff eq and I've had calc III and linear algebra, but I'm worried about taking Modern...
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I think this is a pretty simple question. I need a transformation that will take a Column vector e.g.: <a,b,c> and...
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Hello, If I have block matrices A,B,C and D all of which are non singular would this relationship hold; my main...
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A natural integer N can be written as x mod p, for instance: N... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 p=2 1...
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I am learning about tensors. Is gαβAβ the same as Aβgαβ ? Thanks for any help.
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Hello, I'm wondering if this is true, or if anyone has seen this before: Let q, t be coprime integers. Then...
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Hi, All: Please forgive my ignorance here: let G be an infinite group, and let H be a subgroup of G of finite...
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Hi, my problem is simple enough to write down but (to me) seems quite difficult to solve. My equation is as follows...
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Hi, I have two diagonal matrixes (rotated and origin), how can I calculate the rotation matrix between these two...
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hello, I'm examinating the theorem of power series, specially taylor series I know a function f(x) can be written...
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I have enrolled for a distance learning progaramme from IGNOU(big mistake!).There is a paper on linear algebra.The...
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Hi, I'm new to linear algebra. I'm pretty good at doing exercises with matrices and stuff but even though I've been...
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Hi, as no unique unique analytical solution exists to my problem (as another poster pointed out), I have taken to...
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In an integral domain, I found that the number of maximal ideals in a Notherian ring containing a particular element...
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Let R be a commutative ring with 1. If there exists a non-zero R-module M such that every submodule of M is free, then...
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Hi. I have a few simple questions. (<- sorry, please click this image.) 1. What does the notation in the red...
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I have read that we do not know if there are an infinite number of Fibonacci primes. So far, no one has produced a...
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I'm trying to make sense of two different definitions of an algebra over a ring. The definitions are as follows: If...
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I have a matrix D (it happens to be in R^(nxm) where n>>m, but I don't think that is relevant at this point). I also...
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Just a quick question. What areas of mathematics would I have to study to understand Wiles' proof? I know his proof...
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