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Subspace spanned by a vector

  1. Feb 27, 2009 #1
    What would the subspace spanned by a single vector (for example) f(x)=x+1 be?
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  3. Feb 27, 2009 #2
    The subspace spanned by a vector is the set of all scalar multiples of that vector. A function like f(x)=x+1 is a "vector" in some function space, most likely over the real or complex numbers, so the answer is all functions of the form g(x)=a*(x+1), where a is an element of the scalar field (R or C).
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