Hello, I am currently studying Electrical Engineering. I have this class where we quickly go over selected math topics which will be oft used in our careers.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I'm also enrolled in Linear Algebra (not matrix algebra. The difference at my school is that Linear Algebra is based much more around proofs and theory, and matrix algebra is more application oriented; I'm not sure if this is the case most places.).

Anyway in my EE class, one of the topics was linear algebra. We basically learned everything we learned in my linear algebra class minus proofs and orthogonality.

So let me get to the point here. There was a true/false question on my EE exam that asked whether R2 was a subspace of R3. The answer accoring to my prof was true. However I remember my linear algebra teacher explaining to us why it wasn't. What's the story? Our linear algebra teacher said something about isomorphism, which we didn't cover in my linear algebra class, so I couldn't really argue much with my EE teacher.

Any clarification?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Conflict of interests results in lies?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**