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Homework Help: Linear independent check

  1. Oct 18, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I set up the Wronskian?? and compare them?
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  3. Oct 18, 2016 #2


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    You could evaluate the Wronskian of the three functions, or you could use the definition of linear independence.
  4. Oct 18, 2016 #3
    What is the definition of linear independance?
  5. Oct 18, 2016 #4


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    Isn't there a definition of linear independence in your textbook?

    Note that "independance" is not a word. Whoever wrote the problem doesn't seem to be aware of this.
  6. Oct 18, 2016 #5
    But will Wronskian easier of definition of Linear independence is more formal?
  7. Oct 18, 2016 #6


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    Forum rules require that you show some effort. I don't see any effort, just question after question. And I see the question is worth 5 points. Is this a take-home test you are supposed to work yourself?
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