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  1. S

    Matrix concept Questions (invertibility, det, linear dependence, span)

    I have a trouble showing proofs for matrix problems. I would like to know how A is invertible -> det(A) not 0 -> A is linearly independent -> Column of A spans the matrix holds for square matrix A. It would be great if you can show how one leads to another with examples! :) Thanks for helping...
  2. S

    Using a determinant to find the area of the triangle (deriving the formula)

    This is the question. The following is the solutions I found: I understand that the first line was derived by setting one vertex on origin and taking the transpose of the matrix. However, I cannot understand where the extra row and column came from in the second line. Can anyone explain how...
  3. S

    Finding the Determinant to find out if the matrix is invertible

    question: My first attempt: my second attempt: So I am getting 0 (the right answer) for the first method and 40 for the second method. According to the theorem, shouldn't the determinant of the matrix remain the same when the multiple of one row is added to another row? Can anyone explain...
  4. Physics lover

    Difficult Problem with Matrices

    I assumed a column vector of degree 3 and then calculated A from the given condition.But after solving it i tried to find A2 and then I got stuck as none of the options seem to match. Please help. I think i will have to learn LATEX.🙁🙁
  5. N

    How to judge the singularity of a matrix in numerical method?

    Summary: different methods give different results. They are not consistent. Summary: different methods give different results. They are not consistent. I use two different methods to detect whether a matrix is singular. The result of calculating the determinant of a 9-order square matrix is...
  6. T

    Simplifying a matrix algebra equation (revised)

    I have a matrix equation (left side) that needs to be formatted into another form (right side). I've simplified the left side as much as I could but can't seem to get it to the match the right side. I am unsure if my matrix algebra skills are lacking or if I somehow messed up the starting...
  7. R

    I Beam-splitter transformation matrix

    The transformation matrix for a beam splitter relates the four E-fields involved as follows: $$ \left(\begin{array}{c} E_{1}\\ E_{2} \end{array}\right)=\left(\begin{array}{cc} T & R\\ R & T \end{array}\right)\left(\begin{array}{c} E_{3}\\ E_{4} \end{array}\right) \tag{1}$$ Here, the amplitude...
  8. G

    A Lie Algebra and Lie Group

    Is it correct saying that the Exponential limit is an exact solution for passing from a Lie Algebra to a Lie group because a differential manifold with Lie group structure is such that for any point of the transformation the tangent space is by definition the Lie algebra: is that the underlying...
  9. M

    Solve simple nonlinear equations in the form [A]x=b

    Hi! I have a simple set of nonlinear equations 1) 3x = 30 2) x+2y = 20 3) x + y*z = 15 Clearly the solution to this is (10,5,1) but I want to find a robust way to solve this type of problem [A]x=b (where [A] is a simple function of x) which doesn't involve numerically solving using Newtons...
  10. F

    I Fisher matrix - equivalence or not between sequences

    I am currently studying Fisher's formalism as part of parameter estimation. From this documentation : They that Fisher matrix is the inverse matrix of the covariance matrix. Initially, one builds a matrix "full" that takes into account all the parameters. 1) Projection : We can then do...
  11. Mutatis

    Find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors

    Homework Statement Find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors fro the matrix: $$ A=\begin{pmatrix} 0 & -i \\ i & 0 \end{pmatrix} $$. Homework Equations Characteristic polynomial: ## \nabla \left( t \right) = t^2 - tr\left( A \right)t + \left| A \right|## . The Attempt at a Solution I've found...
  12. Abhishek11235

    Proving the following properties

    Mentor note: Member warned that an attempt must be shown. 1. Homework Statement This question is from book Afken Weber, Mathematics for Physicist. An operator ##T(t + ε,t)## describes the change in the wave function from t to t + ##\epsilon## . For ##\epsilon## real and small enough so that...
  13. RicardoMP

    I Diagonalization and change of basis

    I have the following matrix given by a basis \left|1\right\rangle and \left|2\right\rangle: \begin{bmatrix} E_0 &-A \\ -A & E_0 \end{bmatrix} Eventually I found the matrix eigenvalues E_I=E_0-A and E_{II}=E_0+A and eigenvectors \left|I\right\rangle = \begin{bmatrix} \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\\...
  14. M

    Coefficients that make Gaussian elimination impossible?

    Homework Statement Given this matrix: I am asked to find values of the coefficient of the second value of the third row that would make it impossible to proceed and make elimination break down. Homework Equations Gaussian elimination methods I used given here...
  15. Marcus95

    Coupled differential equations using matrices

    Homework Statement We can treat the following coupled system of differential equations as an eigenvalue problem: ## 2 \frac{dy_1}{dt} = 2f_1 - 3y_1 + y_2 ## ## 2\frac{dy_2}{dt} = 2f_2 + y_1 -3y_2 ## ## \frac{dy_3}{dt} = f_3 - 4y_3 ## where f1, f2 and f3 is a set of time-dependent sources, and...
  16. D

    Prove trace of matrix: Tr(AB) = Tr(BA)

    Homework Statement [/B] The trace of a matrix is defined to be the sum of its diaganol matrix elements. 1. Show that Tr(ΩΛ) = Tr(ΩΛ) 2. Show that Tr(ΩΛθ) = Tr(θΩΛ) = Tr(ΛθΩ) (the permutations are cyclic) my note: the cross here U[+][/+]is supposed to signify the adjoint of the unitary matrix U...
  17. nightingale123

    Finding the Jordan canonical form of a matrix

    Homework Statement About an endomorphism ##A## over ##\mathbb{C^{11}}## the next things are know. $$dim\, ker\,A^{3}=10,\quad dim\, kerA^{2}=7$$ Find the a) Jordan canonical form of ##A## b) characteristic polynomial c) minimal polynomial d) ##dim\,kerA## When: case 1: we know that ##A## is...
  18. Guilherme Vieira

    How to Calculate Probability using Density Operator?

    Hello, I'm trying to understand how to calculate de probability of finding a system in a specific eigenstate using the density operator. In the book of Balian, Haar, Gregg I've found a good definition of it being the expectation value of the projector Pr in the orientation of the eingenstate...
  19. dumbdumNotSmart

    B System of differential equations Basic question

    So I ran into an case I have not seen before. Say we have a system of 3 equations such that W´=AW, where W=(x(t),y(t),z(t)) and A is a 3x3 matrix. The way I usually approach these is by finding the eigenvalues of A to then find the eigenvectors and thus find the ¨homogenous¨ solution. What...
  20. kevin2016

    A What is the closed-form solution using ALS algorithm to optimize

    C \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times n}, X \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times n}, W \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times k}, H \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times k}, S \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times m}, P \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n} ##{S}## and ##{P}## are similarity matrices (symmetric). ##\lambda##, ##\alpha## and ##\beta## are...
  21. Martin V.

    Reduction of matrix equation

    Hello hope you can help me. Can anybody tell me what goes on from equation 3 to 4. especially how gets in?
  22. P

    Matrix-free iteration methods and implicit ODE solvers

    Im trying to implement the implicit Euler method in high-performance software for micromagnetic simulations, where I'm restricted to using the driving function of the ODE (Landau-Lifshitz equation) and the previous solution points. This obviously not a problem for an explicit method, since we...
  23. I

    Proving a linear algebra equation

    I am having trouble proving that two multivariate formulas are equivalent. I implemented them in MATLAB and numerically they appear to be equivalent. I would appreciate any help on this. Prove A = B A = (Σπ^-1 + Σy^-1)^-1 * (Σπ^-1*π + Σy^-1*y) y = π+ X*β Σπ =τ*Σ Σy = X' * Σβ * X + Σε B...
  24. c3po

    Find matrix representation for rotating/reflecting hexagon

    Homework Statement Consider the set of operations in the plane that includes rotations by an angle about the origin and reflections about an axis through the origin. Find a matrix representation in terms of 2x2 matrices of the group of transformations (rotations plus reflections) that leaves...
  25. S

    Linear algebra -- compute the following without finding invA

    Homework Statement Homework Equations A=LU, U^-1 * L^-1= A^-1 , U^-1 * L^-1 * U^-1 * L^-1 = A^-2, The Attempt at a Solution I used MATLAB and the relations: U^-1 * L^-1= A^-1 , U^-1 * L^-1 * U^-1 * L^-1 = A^-2, to find a solution I found U^-1*L^-1 , let =B...