It seems to me that if a row is able to be zeroed out through Gaussian reduction that the determinate of that matrix would equal zero. Therefore, we know that at least one of equations/vectors that constructed the matrix was formed from the other two rows. That is -- that equation is dependent on the other two basis vectors.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Why do we need the Wronskian to determine this?

Thanks,

Chris Maness

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# Wronskian vs. Determinant in Determining Linear Independence?

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