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How to prove subspace here

  1. Dec 17, 2008 #1
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008
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  3. Dec 17, 2008 #2
    Have you tried using orthogonality? If the vectors span R^(3), then they must be linearly independent; how can you show that two vectors are perpendicular?
  4. Dec 17, 2008 #3
  5. Dec 17, 2008 #4
    this last part is row reduction question..

    i dont know how to build the build matrix
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    What set is it that you are trying to prove is a subspace?
  7. Dec 17, 2008 #6
    i am trying to prove that u(k1) is a subset of v(k2)
  8. Dec 17, 2008 #7
    how to solve the second part?
  9. Dec 17, 2008 #8
    What does it mean for one set (call it A) to be a subset of another (call it B)? Every element in A must be an element in B. You must show that every element satisfies this requirement, or else it isn't a subset.
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