1. ### Calculate the angle between the E-field and Current vectors in an anisotropic conductive material

In a certain anisotropic conductive material, the relationship between the current density ##\vec j## and the electric field ##\vec E## is given by: ##\vec j = \sigma_0\vec E + \sigma_1\vec n(\vec n\cdot\vec E)## where ##\vec n## is a constant unit vector. i) Calculate the angle between the...
2. ### Setting Free variables when finding eigenvectors

upon finding the eigenvalues and setting up the equations for eigenvectors, I set up the following equations. So I took b as a free variable to solve the equation int he following way. But I also realized that it would be possible to take a as a free variable, so I tried taking a as a free...
3. ### 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...
4. ### 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...
5. ### 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...
6. ### I Rotation of functions

I was solving a problem for my quantum mechanics homework, and was therefore browsing in the internet for further information. Then I stumbled upon this here: R is the rotation operator, δφ an infinitesimal angle and Ψ is the wave function. I know that it is able to rotate a curve, vector...

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### I Consequences on a system of ODEs after performing operations

Hi, I have derived a matrix from a system of ODE, and the matrix looked pretty bad at first. Then recently, I tried the Gauss elimination, followed by the exponential application on the matrix (e^[A]) and after another Gauss elimination, it turned "down" to the Identity matrix. This is awfully...
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### I Types of complex matrices, why only 3?

Hi, the three main types of complex matrices are: 1. Hermitian, with only real eigenvalues 2. Skew-Hermitian , with only imaginary eigenvalues 3. Unitary, with only complex conjugates. Shouldn't there be a fourth type: 4. Non-unitary-non-hermitian, with one imaginary value (i.e. 3i) and a...
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### I Frobenius Norm of a matrix

I have calculated that a matrix has a Frobenius norm of 1.45, however I cannot find any text on the web that states whether this is an ill-posed or well-posed indication. Is there a rule for Frobenius norms that directly relates to well- and ill-posed matrices? Thanks
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### I Convert complex ODE to matrix form

Hi, I have the following complex ODE: aY'' + ibY' = 0 and thought that it could be written as: [a, ib; -1, 1] Then the determinant of this matrix would give the form a + ib = 0 Is this correct and logically sound? Thanks!