Difference between an orthogonal complement and the orthogonal complement's basis.by bluewhistled Tags: basis, complement, difference, orthogonal 

#1
Dec708, 09:32 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
I don't understand the difference between an orthogonal complement and it's basis. In this problem: W = [x,y,z]: 2xy+3z=0 Find w's orthogonal complement and the basis for the orthogonal complement. 3. The attempt at a solution I did a quick reduced row echelon to [2,1,3] to get [1,.5,1.5] and then found the nullspace which is [.5,1,0] and [1.5,0,1] and this is either the orthogonal complement or the orthogonal complement's basis. Anyone know the difference? 



#2
Dec708, 09:39 PM

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Please do not start multiple threads on the same question.
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=277907 



#3
Dec708, 09:44 PM

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I essentially answered my question before. My first one was getting convoluted with my posts. So I started a new one based on a different question. Would you mind deleting my original thread? And if you do, would you mind deleting your post claiming I started multiple threads so as not to discourage people from helping.
Thanks 


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