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Rational Canonical Form

  1. Feb 18, 2005 #1
    Or something like that... I need definition,, explanation and examples. I have an exam in Rings and Fields on Sunday, and he used that term during the course- I have no idea what it is.
    I'd appreciate any help.
    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Feb 18, 2005 #2


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    Depending on the relative proximities, the first thing I would do is look for that term in my book's index, or to google the term.

    Mathworld has a page for it... I bet Wikipedia does too, but I didn't see it on the first page of the search.
  4. Feb 18, 2005 #3


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    i have a 15 page linear algebra book that includes all these topics. see


    and download the linalgprimer.pdf

    I alos have a 400 page book on it if you want, but it will not get there in a day or two.
  5. Feb 18, 2005 #4
    I was WONDERING who sent me that over email!!! That's a wonderful little primer/refresher on linear algebra, Mathwonk! I recommend it as well - definitions, theorems, corollaries to boot without all the extra idle chit chat one normally encounters. :cool:
  6. Feb 19, 2005 #5


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    Thank You!!!

    I think you must be very strong to read it, but then it is rather succinct.
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