Proving Frobenius norm

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Homework Statement


Prove that the Frobenius norm is indeed a matrix norm.


Homework Equations


The definition of the the Frobenius norm is as follows:
||A||_F = sqrt{Ʃ(i=1..m)Ʃ(j=1..n)|A_ij|^2}


The Attempt at a Solution


I know that in order to prove that the Frobenius norm is indeed a matrix norm, it must satisfy the 3 properties of matrix norm, which are as follows:
1. f(A) >= 0, for all A in ℝ^(mxn) (f(A)=0 iff A=0)
2. f(A+B) <= f(A)+f(B), for all A, B in ℝ^(mxn)
3. f(αA) = |α|f(A), for all α in ℝ, A in ℝ^(mxn)

However, I'm not exactly sure how to go about proving each of the properties. Can someone please give me some hints? Thanks!
 

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Do you know any vectorspaces with similar norms?
Maybe you can relate the properties of those norms to this one!
 
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Homework Statement


Prove that the Frobenius norm is indeed a matrix norm.


Homework Equations


The definition of the the Frobenius norm is as follows:
||A||_F = sqrt{Ʃ(i=1..m)Ʃ(j=1..n)|A_ij|^2}


The Attempt at a Solution


I know that in order to prove that the Frobenius norm is indeed a matrix norm, it must satisfy the 3 properties of matrix norm, which are as follows:
1. f(A) >= 0, for all A in ℝ^(mxn) (f(A)=0 iff A=0)
2. f(A+B) <= f(A)+f(B), for all A, B in ℝ^(mxn)
3. f(αA) = |α|f(A), for all α in ℝ, A in ℝ^(mxn)

However, I'm not exactly sure how to go about proving each of the properties. Can someone please give me some hints? Thanks!
So, what difficulties are you having proving property 1? Where is your problem proving property 3?

RGV
 

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