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Solutions for Chapter 3.7: Polynomial and Rational Functions

Algebra and Trigonometry: Real Mathematics, Real People | 7th Edition | ISBN: 9781305071735 | Authors: Ron Larson

Full solutions for Algebra and Trigonometry: Real Mathematics, Real People | 7th Edition

ISBN: 9781305071735

Algebra and Trigonometry: Real Mathematics, Real People | 7th Edition | ISBN: 9781305071735 | Authors: Ron Larson

Solutions for Chapter 3.7: Polynomial and Rational Functions

Solutions for Chapter 3.7
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Textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry: Real Mathematics, Real People
Edition: 7
Author: Ron Larson
ISBN: 9781305071735

Chapter 3.7: Polynomial and Rational Functions includes 38 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Algebra and Trigonometry: Real Mathematics, Real People, edition: 7. Algebra and Trigonometry: Real Mathematics, Real People was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781305071735. Since 38 problems in chapter 3.7: Polynomial and Rational Functions have been answered, more than 59024 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions.

Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Characteristic equation det(A - AI) = O.

    The n roots are the eigenvalues of A.

  • Circulant matrix C.

    Constant diagonals wrap around as in cyclic shift S. Every circulant is Col + CIS + ... + Cn_lSn - l . Cx = convolution c * x. Eigenvectors in F.

  • Cofactor Cij.

    Remove row i and column j; multiply the determinant by (-I)i + j •

  • Complex conjugate

    z = a - ib for any complex number z = a + ib. Then zz = Iz12.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Free variable Xi.

    Column i has no pivot in elimination. We can give the n - r free variables any values, then Ax = b determines the r pivot variables (if solvable!).

  • Incidence matrix of a directed graph.

    The m by n edge-node incidence matrix has a row for each edge (node i to node j), with entries -1 and 1 in columns i and j .

  • Least squares solution X.

    The vector x that minimizes the error lie 112 solves AT Ax = ATb. Then e = b - Ax is orthogonal to all columns of A.

  • Lucas numbers

    Ln = 2,J, 3, 4, ... satisfy Ln = L n- l +Ln- 2 = A1 +A~, with AI, A2 = (1 ± -/5)/2 from the Fibonacci matrix U~]' Compare Lo = 2 with Fo = O.

  • 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).

  • Multiplication Ax

    = Xl (column 1) + ... + xn(column n) = combination of columns.

  • 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).

  • Rank one matrix A = uvT f=. O.

    Column and row spaces = lines cu and cv.

  • Row space C (AT) = all combinations of rows of A.

    Column vectors by convention.

  • Spectral Theorem A = QAQT.

    Real symmetric A has real A'S and orthonormal q's.

  • Spectrum of A = the set of eigenvalues {A I, ... , An}.

    Spectral radius = max of IAi I.

  • Standard basis for Rn.

    Columns of n by n identity matrix (written i ,j ,k in R3).

  • Subspace S of V.

    Any vector space inside V, including V and Z = {zero vector only}.

  • Symmetric factorizations A = LDLT and A = QAQT.

    Signs in A = signs in D.

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