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Homework Help: Proving (vector analysis)

  1. Feb 9, 2010 #1
    Show that a necessary and suffiecient condition that the vectors
    A= A1i + A2j +A3k,
    B=B1i + B2j + B3k,
    C= C1i + C2j + C3k
    be linearly independent is that the determinant |(A1&A2&A3@B1&B2&B3@C1&C2&C3)| be different from zero.
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  3. Feb 11, 2010 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    What have you tried? Before you can get any help on this forum, you need to show some effort at solving this problem.

    When you posted your question, you deleted the parts of the problem template that show relevant equations and what you have tried.
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