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Solutions for Chapter 8.1: Sequences and Summation Notation

College Algebra | 7th Edition | ISBN: 9780134469164 | Authors: Robert F. Blitzer

Full solutions for College Algebra | 7th Edition

ISBN: 9780134469164

College Algebra | 7th Edition | ISBN: 9780134469164 | Authors: Robert F. Blitzer

Solutions for Chapter 8.1: Sequences and Summation Notation

Solutions for Chapter 8.1
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Textbook: College Algebra
Edition: 7
Author: Robert F. Blitzer
ISBN: 9780134469164

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: College Algebra , edition: 7. Since 108 problems in chapter 8.1: Sequences and Summation Notation have been answered, more than 30845 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. College Algebra was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780134469164. Chapter 8.1: Sequences and Summation Notation includes 108 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions.

Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Augmented matrix [A b].

    Ax = b is solvable when b is in the column space of A; then [A b] has the same rank as A. Elimination on [A b] keeps equations correct.

  • Characteristic equation det(A - AI) = O.

    The n roots are the eigenvalues of A.

  • Cholesky factorization

    A = CTC = (L.J]))(L.J]))T for positive definite A.

  • Companion matrix.

    Put CI, ... ,Cn in row n and put n - 1 ones just above the main diagonal. Then det(A - AI) = ±(CI + c2A + C3A 2 + .•. + cnA n-l - An).

  • Cramer's Rule for Ax = b.

    B j has b replacing column j of A; x j = det B j I det A

  • Exponential eAt = I + At + (At)2 12! + ...

    has derivative AeAt; eAt u(O) solves u' = Au.

  • Four Fundamental Subspaces C (A), N (A), C (AT), N (AT).

    Use AT for complex 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!).

  • Hermitian matrix A H = AT = A.

    Complex analog a j i = aU of a symmetric matrix.

  • Identity matrix I (or In).

    Diagonal entries = 1, off-diagonal entries = 0.

  • 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.

  • Linear combination cv + d w or L C jV j.

    Vector addition and scalar multiplication.

  • Linearly dependent VI, ... , Vn.

    A combination other than all Ci = 0 gives L Ci Vi = O.

  • Markov matrix M.

    All mij > 0 and each column sum is 1. Largest eigenvalue A = 1. If mij > 0, the columns of Mk approach the steady state eigenvector M s = s > O.

  • 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 .

  • Pivot.

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

  • Reduced row echelon form R = rref(A).

    Pivots = 1; zeros above and below pivots; the r nonzero rows of R give a basis for the row space of A.

  • Schur complement S, D - C A -} B.

    Appears in block elimination on [~ g ].

  • Singular matrix A.

    A square matrix that has no inverse: det(A) = o.

  • Volume of box.

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

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