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Homework Help: Transformation of Matrix onto plane

  1. Oct 27, 2014 #1
    Find the matrix for the transformation that projects each point in R3 (3-D) perpendicularly onto the plane 7x + y + 3z = 0 .
    The attempt at a solution is attached for question 1 (actually instructor's solution)

    I kind of understand it but ...
    why is n <dot> v = equation of the plane?
    Does v represent all of the possible points of R^3 (certainly does not seem so...) which is projected to the normal?
    I understand the v-projection is there to get the projection of v onto the plane because we cannot directly project to the plane right? But why do we want v' what does v' represent and how is that the solution?

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  3. Oct 27, 2014 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    I moved your first post to the Linear Algebra subsection of the technical math forum. We ask that members not post photos of their work, but instead post the work itself in the input pane. I might have let it slide, but the document you posted is eleven handwritten pages long, which is unreasonably long. Some helpers will not even bother looking at work in attached files.

    I have locked this thread - please ask focused questions in the other thread, which is here: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/linear-algebra-matrix-transformation-to-plane.778451/
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