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Solutions for Chapter 9.1: Solving Quadratic Equations

Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach | 2nd Edition | ISBN: 9781559537636 | Authors: Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, Eric Kamischke

Full solutions for Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach | 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781559537636

Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach | 2nd Edition | ISBN: 9781559537636 | Authors: Jerald Murdock, Ellen Kamischke, Eric Kamischke

Solutions for Chapter 9.1: Solving Quadratic Equations

Since 12 problems in chapter 9.1: Solving Quadratic Equations have been answered, more than 9673 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781559537636. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Discovering Algebra: An Investigative Approach, edition: 2. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 9.1: Solving Quadratic Equations includes 12 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Block matrix.

    A matrix can be partitioned into matrix blocks, by cuts between rows and/or between columns. Block multiplication ofAB is allowed if the block shapes permit.

  • Determinant IAI = det(A).

    Defined by det I = 1, sign reversal for row exchange, and linearity in each row. Then IAI = 0 when A is singular. Also IABI = IAIIBI and

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Indefinite matrix.

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

  • Krylov subspace Kj(A, b).

    The subspace spanned by b, Ab, ... , Aj-Ib. Numerical methods approximate A -I b by x j with residual b - Ax j in this subspace. A good basis for K j requires only multiplication by A at each step.

  • Length II x II.

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

  • Linearly dependent VI, ... , Vn.

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

  • Norm

    IIA II. The ".e 2 norm" of A is the maximum ratio II Ax II/l1x II = O"max· Then II Ax II < IIAllllxll and IIABII < IIAIIIIBII and IIA + BII < IIAII + IIBII. Frobenius norm IIAII} = L La~. The.e 1 and.e oo norms are largest column and row sums of laij I.

  • Pivot columns of A.

    Columns that contain pivots after row reduction. These are not combinations of earlier columns. The pivot columns are a basis for the column space.

  • Polar decomposition A = Q H.

    Orthogonal Q times positive (semi)definite H.

  • 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).

  • Row picture of Ax = b.

    Each equation gives a plane in Rn; the planes intersect at x.

  • Schur complement S, D - C A -} B.

    Appears in block elimination on [~ g ].

  • Similar matrices A and B.

    Every B = M-I AM has the same eigenvalues as A.

  • Special solutions to As = O.

    One free variable is Si = 1, other free variables = o.

  • Sum V + W of subs paces.

    Space of all (v in V) + (w in W). Direct sum: V n W = to}.

  • Symmetric factorizations A = LDLT and A = QAQT.

    Signs in A = signs in D.

  • Triangle inequality II u + v II < II u II + II v II.

    For matrix norms II A + B II < II A II + II B II·

  • Vector space V.

    Set of vectors such that all combinations cv + d w remain within V. Eight required rules are given in Section 3.1 for scalars c, d and vectors v, w.

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