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Prove that the unit circle, for an inner product on lR^2 is defined as the set of all vectors of unit length ||v|| = 1, of the non-standard inner product [tex]v_1 w_1-v_1 w_2 - v_2 w_1 + 4 v_2 w_2[/tex] is an ellipse.

I know that norm squared will be [tex](v_1 w_1-v_1 w_2 - v_2 w_1 + 4 v_2 w_2) (v_1 w_1-v_1 w_2 - v_2 w_1 + 4 v_2 w_2)[/tex], but I don't really want to multiply that all out to show that it looks like an ellipse. Is there a better way, maybe manipulating the inner product somehow?

I know that norm squared will be [tex](v_1 w_1-v_1 w_2 - v_2 w_1 + 4 v_2 w_2) (v_1 w_1-v_1 w_2 - v_2 w_1 + 4 v_2 w_2)[/tex], but I don't really want to multiply that all out to show that it looks like an ellipse. Is there a better way, maybe manipulating the inner product somehow?

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