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 Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions
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Associative Law (AB)C = A(BC).
Parentheses can be removed to leave ABC.

Cross product u xv in R3:
Vector perpendicular to u and v, length Ilullllvlll sin el = area of parallelogram, u x v = "determinant" of [i j k; UI U2 U3; VI V2 V3].

Diagonalization
A = S1 AS. A = eigenvalue matrix and S = eigenvector matrix of A. A must have n independent eigenvectors to make S invertible. All Ak = SA k SI.

Four Fundamental Subspaces C (A), N (A), C (AT), N (AT).
Use AT for complex A.

Fourier matrix F.
Entries Fjk = e21Cijk/n give orthogonal columns FT F = nI. Then y = Fe is the (inverse) Discrete Fourier Transform Y j = L cke21Cijk/n.

Full row rank r = m.
Independent rows, at least one solution to Ax = b, column space is all of Rm. Full rank means full column rank or full row rank.

Graph G.
Set of n nodes connected pairwise by m edges. A complete graph has all n(n  1)/2 edges between nodes. A tree has only n  1 edges and no closed loops.

Hermitian matrix A H = AT = A.
Complex analog a j i = aU of a symmetric matrix.

Length II x II.
Square root of x T x (Pythagoras in n dimensions).

Normal matrix.
If N NT = NT N, then N has orthonormal (complex) eigenvectors.

Nullspace N (A)
= All solutions to Ax = O. Dimension n  r = (# columns)  rank.

Pivot columns of A.
Columns that contain pivots after row reduction. These are not combinations of earlier columns. The pivot columns are a basis for the column space.

Projection matrix P onto subspace S.
Projection p = P b is the closest point to b in S, error e = b  Pb is perpendicularto S. p 2 = P = pT, eigenvalues are 1 or 0, eigenvectors are in S or S...L. If columns of A = basis for S then P = A (AT A) 1 AT.

Row picture of Ax = b.
Each equation gives a plane in Rn; the planes intersect at x.

Schwarz inequality
Iv·wl < IIvll IIwll.Then IvTAwl2 < (vT Av)(wT Aw) for pos def A.

Similar matrices A and B.
Every B = MI AM has the same eigenvalues as A.

Simplex method for linear programming.
The minimum cost vector x * is found by moving from comer to lower cost comer along the edges of the feasible set (where the constraints Ax = b and x > 0 are satisfied). Minimum cost at a comer!

Spectrum of A = the set of eigenvalues {A I, ... , An}.
Spectral radius = max of IAi I.

Symmetric matrix A.
The transpose is AT = A, and aU = a ji. AI is also symmetric.

Vector v in Rn.
Sequence of n real numbers v = (VI, ... , Vn) = point in Rn.