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Solutions for Chapter P.5: Rational Expressions

College Algebra | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9781439048696 | Authors: Ron Larson

Full solutions for College Algebra | 8th Edition

ISBN: 9781439048696

College Algebra | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9781439048696 | Authors: Ron Larson

Solutions for Chapter P.5: Rational Expressions

Solutions for Chapter P.5
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Textbook: College Algebra
Edition: 8
Author: Ron Larson
ISBN: 9781439048696

College Algebra was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781439048696. Chapter P.5: Rational Expressions includes 106 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 106 problems in chapter P.5: Rational Expressions have been answered, more than 33644 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: College Algebra , edition: 8.

Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Associative Law (AB)C = A(BC).

    Parentheses can be removed to leave ABC.

  • Back substitution.

    Upper triangular systems are solved in reverse order Xn to Xl.

  • Commuting matrices AB = BA.

    If diagonalizable, they share n eigenvectors.

  • Cyclic shift

    S. Permutation with S21 = 1, S32 = 1, ... , finally SIn = 1. Its eigenvalues are the nth roots e2lrik/n of 1; eigenvectors are columns of the Fourier matrix F.

  • Diagonal matrix D.

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

  • Diagonalization

    A = S-1 AS. A = eigenvalue matrix and S = eigenvector matrix of A. A must have n independent eigenvectors to make S invertible. All Ak = SA k S-I.

  • Dot product = Inner product x T y = XI Y 1 + ... + Xn Yn.

    Complex dot product is x T Y . Perpendicular vectors have x T y = O. (AB)ij = (row i of A)T(column j of B).

  • Eigenvalue A and eigenvector x.

    Ax = AX with x#-O so det(A - AI) = o.

  • Full column rank r = n.

    Independent columns, N(A) = {O}, no free variables.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Orthonormal vectors q 1 , ... , q n·

    Dot products are q T q j = 0 if i =1= j and q T q i = 1. The matrix Q with these orthonormal columns has Q T Q = I. If m = n then Q T = Q -1 and q 1 ' ... , q n is an orthonormal basis for Rn : every v = L (v T q j )q j •

  • Random matrix rand(n) or randn(n).

    MATLAB creates a matrix with random entries, uniformly distributed on [0 1] for rand and standard normal distribution for randn.

  • Rayleigh quotient q (x) = X T Ax I x T x for symmetric A: Amin < q (x) < Amax.

    Those extremes are reached at the eigenvectors x for Amin(A) and Amax(A).

  • Right inverse A+.

    If A has full row rank m, then A+ = AT(AAT)-l has AA+ = 1m.

  • Semidefinite matrix A.

    (Positive) semidefinite: all x T Ax > 0, all A > 0; A = any RT R.

  • Spanning set.

    Combinations of VI, ... ,Vm fill the space. The columns of A span C (A)!

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

    Spectral radius = max of IAi I.

  • Unitary matrix UH = U T = U-I.

    Orthonormal columns (complex analog of Q).

  • Wavelets Wjk(t).

    Stretch and shift the time axis to create Wjk(t) = woo(2j t - k).

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