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Bilinear forms

  1. Feb 8, 2009 #1
    I'm trying to study geometric algebra using Artin's book and am having some difficulty with what degenerate symmetric bilinear forms would be like. Does someone know of an example and brief explanation. Also, the opposite being "nondegenerate nonsymmetric bilinear form" would help me out. If I have one explanation, that will probably help me enough though. I apologize, but sometimes I don't get everything in self study. Thanks!
     
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  3. Feb 8, 2009 #2

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    Google is your friend

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degenerate_form

    Popped up as the second or third hit

    Similarly for non-symmetric bilinear forms

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilinear_form
    where you can find the definitions of the Bi earlier in the article
     
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