Subsets U of the vector space V

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How can I find the base and dim of U here?, V = P3; U = {p in P3 : p'(0) = p(1)}....

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now I've proven it is a subspace and that it is closed under addition and scalar multiplication....but how can I find the base and dim?I was thinking about writing it as p(x)=a+bx+cx^2+dx^4=>p(x)'=b+2cx+3dx^2
and...p'(0)=p(1)=>b=a+b+c+d=>d=-a-c....
Thank you
 

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Homework Statement




How can I find the base and dim of U here?, V = P3; U = {p in P3 : p'(0) = p(1)}....

Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution


now I've proven it is a subspace and that it is closed under addition and scalar multiplication....but how can I find the base and dim?I was thinking about writing it as p(x)=a+bx+cx^2+dx^4=>p(x)'=b+2cx+3dx^2
and...p'(0)=p(1)=>b=a+b+c+d=>d=-a-c....
Thank you

Let p(x) be a function in P3, which means that p(x) = a + bx + cx2 + dx3.

For p(x) to be in U, it must be true that p'(0) = p(1), which implies that, and as you found, b = a + b + c + d ==> a + c + d = 0.

Solve for a to get
a = -c - d
b = b
c = c
d = d

The last three equations are trivially true.
From this set of four equations, what can you say about the coefficients of a function p(x) that belongs to U?
 

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