Linear Algebra and Its Applications (4th Edition) by David C. Lay

By David C. Lay

Linear algebra is comparatively effortless for college students in the course of the early levels of the path, whilst the cloth is gifted in a well-known, concrete environment. but if summary options are brought, scholars frequently hit a brick wall. teachers appear to agree that sure ideas (such as linear independence, spanning, subspace, vector area, and linear transformations), aren't simply understood, and require time to assimilate. on account that they're primary to the examine of linear algebra, students' figuring out of those options is key to their mastery of the topic. David Lay introduces those innovations early in a well-known, concrete Rn surroundings, develops them steadily, and returns to them many times during the textual content in order that whilst mentioned within the summary, those thoughts are extra accessible.

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Let A D Ä 16. Repeat the requests from Exercise 15 with 2 3 2 3 1 2 1 b1 2 0 5; and b D 4 b2 5: AD4 2 4 1 3 b3 41 24. a. Every matrix equation Ax D b corresponds to a vector equation with the same solution set. b. If the equation Ax D b is consistent, then b is in the set spanned by the columns of A. c. Any linear combination of vectors can always be written in the form Ax for a suitable matrix A and vector x. d. If the coefficient matrix A has a pivot position in every row, then the equation Ax D b is inconsistent.

The total mass of the system of point masses is m D m1 C The center of gravity (or center of mass) of the system is b. Is b in W ? How many vectors are in W ? c. Show that a1 is in W . ] 3 2 3 2 10 2 0 6 8 5 5, let b D 4 3 5, and let W be 26. Let A D 4 1 7 1 2 1 the set of all linear combinations of the columns of A. a. Is b in W ? vD 1 Œm1 v1 C m C mk vk  Compute the center of gravity of the system consisting of the following point masses (see the figure): Point b. Show that the second column of A is in W .

Use this fact (and no row operations) to find x1 and x2 that satisfy the equation 3 2 2 3 7 3 Ä 5 x 42 1 5 1 D 4 1 5. x2 5 3 1 27. Rewrite the (numerical) matrix equation below in symbolic form as a vector equation, using symbols v1 ; v2 ; : : : for the vectors and c1 ; c2 ; : : : for scalars. Define what each symbol represents, using the data given in the matrix equation. 3 2 3 6 17 Ä Ä 7 11 3 5 4 9 7 6 6 27 D 7 5 8 1 2 4 6 11 4 15 2 28.

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