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What's the difference and how can I "see" it. I'm a very visual person.

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What's the difference and how can I "see" it. I'm a very visual person.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_space#Definition"

Vector Spaces and their Subspaces are studied in Linear Algebra, while Subsets are a much more general formulation (subspaces are subsets of appropriate vector spaces with certain properties). You visualize these things concepts by doing lots of problems on them.

Here are some more links:

http://home.scarlet.be/~ping1339/Pvect.htm

http://www.cs.odu.edu/~toida/nerzic/content/set/basics.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/C0126820/setsubset.html

Vector Spaces and their Subspaces are studied in Linear Algebra, while Subsets are a much more general formulation (subspaces are subsets of appropriate vector spaces with certain properties). You visualize these things concepts by doing lots of problems on them.

Here are some more links:

http://home.scarlet.be/~ping1339/Pvect.htm

http://www.cs.odu.edu/~toida/nerzic/content/set/basics.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/C0126820/setsubset.html

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Are any of these statements true about the egg?

-The eggs as a whole is a Vector Space and the yolk sack is a Subspace?

-If there was something else within the yolk, we could say that the yolk sack is a Vector Space and the thing inside is a Subspace.

Sorry to use an egg as an example, it just seems to fit.

Thanks!

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