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Homework Help: I can see how it works but how do i prove it?

  1. May 12, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    I can kinda see that p(x) will be smaller than L1 and larger than Ln, but I have no idea of how to prove it. As a side note; p(x) is really the rayleigh quotient.

    Please help, I sat up till very late last night, just looking at it without doing any progress :s
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  3. May 12, 2010 #2


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    for one way, how about trying replacing all the Li by Ln, noting Li>=Ln for all i?
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