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Tips for proof based linear algebra?

  1. Jun 6, 2015 #1
    What would be a good way to prepare for a final linear algebra exam (vectors, planes, matrices) where every question is asking for a proof?
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  3. Jun 6, 2015 #2
    Practice. Do a lot of problems, especially hard ones. There is no other way.
  4. Jun 6, 2015 #3


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    Absolutely essential- learn the definitions! And, by that, I don't mean "get a general idea of what is meant". In mathematics, definitions are "working definitions". You use the precise words of the definition in proofs. So read a number of proofs, observe how they use the words in definitions and previous proofs in the proofs themselves. Then, as micromass said, "practice, practice, practice"!
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