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Solutions for Chapter 8.5: More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals

Beginning Algebra | 11th Edition | ISBN: 9780321673480 | Authors: Margaret L. Lial John Hornsby, Terry McGinnis

Full solutions for Beginning Algebra | 11th Edition

ISBN: 9780321673480

Beginning Algebra | 11th Edition | ISBN: 9780321673480 | Authors: Margaret L. Lial John Hornsby, Terry McGinnis

Solutions for Chapter 8.5: More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals

Solutions for Chapter 8.5
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Textbook: Beginning Algebra
Edition: 11
Author: Margaret L. Lial John Hornsby, Terry McGinnis
ISBN: 9780321673480

Beginning Algebra was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321673480. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Beginning Algebra, edition: 11. Chapter 8.5: More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals includes 98 full step-by-step solutions. Since 98 problems in chapter 8.5: More Simplifying and Operations with Radicals have been answered, more than 37676 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Affine transformation

    Tv = Av + Vo = linear transformation plus shift.

  • Associative Law (AB)C = A(BC).

    Parentheses can be removed to leave ABC.

  • Covariance matrix:E.

    When random variables Xi have mean = average value = 0, their covariances "'£ ij are the averages of XiX j. With means Xi, the matrix :E = mean of (x - x) (x - x) T is positive (semi)definite; :E is diagonal if the Xi are independent.

  • Diagonal matrix D.

    dij = 0 if i #- j. Block-diagonal: zero outside square blocks Du.

  • Elimination matrix = Elementary matrix Eij.

    The identity matrix with an extra -eij in the i, j entry (i #- j). Then Eij A subtracts eij times row j of A from row i.

  • Factorization

    A = L U. If elimination takes A to U without row exchanges, then the lower triangular L with multipliers eij (and eii = 1) brings U back to A.

  • Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization A = QR.

    Independent columns in A, orthonormal columns in Q. Each column q j of Q is a combination of the first j columns of A (and conversely, so R is upper triangular). Convention: diag(R) > o.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Matrix multiplication AB.

    The i, j entry of AB is (row i of A)·(column j of B) = L aikbkj. By columns: Column j of AB = A times column j of B. By rows: row i of A multiplies B. Columns times rows: AB = sum of (column k)(row k). All these equivalent definitions come from the rule that A B times x equals A times B x .

  • Minimal polynomial of A.

    The lowest degree polynomial with meA) = zero matrix. This is peA) = det(A - AI) if no eigenvalues are repeated; always meA) divides peA).

  • Normal matrix.

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

  • Orthogonal matrix Q.

    Square matrix with orthonormal columns, so QT = Q-l. Preserves length and angles, IIQxll = IIxll and (QX)T(Qy) = xTy. AlllAI = 1, with orthogonal eigenvectors. Examples: Rotation, reflection, permutation.

  • Pivot.

    The diagonal entry (first nonzero) at the time when a row is used in elimination.

  • Projection p = a(aTblaTa) onto the line through a.

    P = aaT laTa has rank l.

  • Rank r (A)

    = number of pivots = dimension of column space = dimension of row space.

  • 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!

  • Unitary matrix UH = U T = U-I.

    Orthonormal columns (complex analog of Q).

  • Volume of box.

    The rows (or the columns) of A generate a box with volume I det(A) I.

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