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Solutions for Chapter P: Preliminary Concepts

College Algebra | 7th Edition | ISBN: 9781439048610 | Authors: Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker, Richard D. Nation

Full solutions for College Algebra | 7th Edition

ISBN: 9781439048610

College Algebra | 7th Edition | ISBN: 9781439048610 | Authors: Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker, Richard D. Nation

Solutions for Chapter P: Preliminary Concepts

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Textbook: College Algebra
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Author: Richard N. Aufmann, Vernon C. Barker, Richard D. Nation
ISBN: 9781439048610

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Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Adjacency matrix of a graph.

    Square matrix with aij = 1 when there is an edge from node i to node j; otherwise aij = O. A = AT when edges go both ways (undirected). Adjacency matrix of a graph. Square matrix with aij = 1 when there is an edge from node i to node j; otherwise aij = O. A = AT when edges go both ways (undirected).

  • Complete solution x = x p + Xn to Ax = b.

    (Particular x p) + (x n in nullspace).

  • Echelon matrix U.

    The first nonzero entry (the pivot) in each row comes in a later column than the pivot in the previous row. All zero rows come last.

  • Free columns of A.

    Columns without pivots; these are combinations of earlier columns.

  • Gauss-Jordan method.

    Invert A by row operations on [A I] to reach [I A-I].

  • Indefinite matrix.

    A symmetric matrix with eigenvalues of both signs (+ and - ).

  • Iterative method.

    A sequence of steps intended to approach the desired solution.

  • Length II x II.

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

  • Multiplicities AM and G M.

    The algebraic multiplicity A M of A is the number of times A appears as a root of det(A - AI) = O. The geometric multiplicity GM is the number of independent eigenvectors for A (= dimension of the eigenspace).

  • Network.

    A directed graph that has constants Cl, ... , Cm associated with the edges.

  • Normal equation AT Ax = ATb.

    Gives the least squares solution to Ax = b if A has full rank n (independent columns). The equation says that (columns of A)ยท(b - Ax) = o.

  • Orthogonal subspaces.

    Every v in V is orthogonal to every w in W.

  • Pascal matrix

    Ps = pascal(n) = the symmetric matrix with binomial entries (i1~;2). Ps = PL Pu all contain Pascal's triangle with det = 1 (see Pascal in the index).

  • Polar decomposition A = Q H.

    Orthogonal Q times positive (semi)definite H.

  • Pseudoinverse A+ (Moore-Penrose inverse).

    The n by m matrix that "inverts" A from column space back to row space, with N(A+) = N(AT). A+ A and AA+ are the projection matrices onto the row space and column space. Rank(A +) = rank(A).

  • Skew-symmetric matrix K.

    The transpose is -K, since Kij = -Kji. Eigenvalues are pure imaginary, eigenvectors are orthogonal, eKt is an orthogonal matrix.

  • Stiffness matrix

    If x gives the movements of the nodes, K x gives the internal forces. K = ATe A where C has spring constants from Hooke's Law and Ax = stretching.

  • Trace of A

    = sum of diagonal entries = sum of eigenvalues of A. Tr AB = Tr BA.

  • Tridiagonal matrix T: tij = 0 if Ii - j I > 1.

    T- 1 has rank 1 above and below diagonal.

  • Vector v in Rn.

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

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