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Quotient Spaces

  1. Mar 30, 2008 #1
    Hello all

    I have read about quotient spaces of a vector space in several books and have an understanding of what they are.

    Looking up Quotient Vector Space in Wiki it says :-

    The quotient of a vector space V by a subspace N is a vector space obtained by "collapsing" N to zero.

    I don't understand the collapsing to zero bit.

    Thanks for any help Matheinste.
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  3. Mar 30, 2008 #2


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    What's the zero vector of V/N?
  4. Mar 30, 2008 #3
    Thanks for your reply.

    As [x]=x+n where n is in N i suppose the zero vector is 0+N but my lack of confidence shows that i don't really understand as much as i thought and so must go back to basics.

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