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QM Sankar 2nd edition -- gram schmidt process on example 1.3.2

  1. Jun 21, 2015 #1

    I was trying the gram schmidt process on example 1.3.2 page 43 as shown below
    u1=(3,0,0), u2=(0,1,2), u3=(0,2,5)

    v2=u2-proj_(w1) u2=(0,1,2)-((<0,1,2><3,0,0>)/9)(3,0,0)

    However the top line inner product gives 0....
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  3. Jun 24, 2015 #2
    Lets try to walk you through this.
    First do you know what you are actually doing? i.e. explain the gram-schmidt process in a few lines

    Second, have you understood the theorem? What does it tell you? (bonus: why do we need it)

    And finally why have you used different notation?
    I wouldn't advise changing notation before you are certain you really get what is happening.
  4. Jun 24, 2015 #3
    I have been studying this further. It is clearer to me now and I now know how to proceed with this problem. Thanks
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