Solutions for Chapter 3.2: Problem Solving and Business Applications Using Systems of Equations

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ISBN: 9780321758934

Solutions for Chapter 3.2: Problem Solving and Business Applications Using Systems of Equations

Solutions for Chapter 3.2
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Textbook: Intermediate Algebra for College Students
Edition: 6
Author: Robert F. Blitzer
ISBN: 9780321758934

Chapter 3.2: Problem Solving and Business Applications Using Systems of Equations includes 76 full step-by-step solutions. Since 76 problems in chapter 3.2: Problem Solving and Business Applications Using Systems of Equations have been answered, more than 21832 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Intermediate Algebra for College Students, edition: 6. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Intermediate Algebra for College Students was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321758934.

Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Column space C (A) =

    space of all combinations of the columns of A.

  • Commuting matrices AB = BA.

    If diagonalizable, they share n eigenvectors.

  • Elimination.

    A sequence of row operations that reduces A to an upper triangular U or to the reduced form R = rref(A). Then A = LU with multipliers eO in L, or P A = L U with row exchanges in P, or E A = R with an invertible E.

  • Fourier matrix F.

    Entries Fjk = e21Cijk/n give orthogonal columns FT F = nI. Then y = Fe is the (inverse) Discrete Fourier Transform Y j = L cke21Cijk/n.

  • Independent vectors VI, .. " vk.

    No combination cl VI + ... + qVk = zero vector unless all ci = O. If the v's are the columns of A, the only solution to Ax = 0 is x = o.

  • lA-II = l/lAI and IATI = IAI.

    The big formula for det(A) has a sum of n! terms, the cofactor formula uses determinants of size n - 1, volume of box = I det( A) I.

  • Network.

    A directed graph that has constants Cl, ... , Cm associated with the edges.

  • Nilpotent matrix N.

    Some power of N is the zero matrix, N k = o. The only eigenvalue is A = 0 (repeated n times). Examples: triangular matrices with zero diagonal.

  • Normal matrix.

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

  • Orthogonal subspaces.

    Every v in V is orthogonal to every w in W.

  • Partial pivoting.

    In each column, choose the largest available pivot to control roundoff; all multipliers have leij I < 1. See condition number.

  • Particular solution x p.

    Any solution to Ax = b; often x p has free variables = o.

  • Pascal matrix

    Ps = pascal(n) = the symmetric matrix with binomial entries (i1~;2). Ps = PL Pu all contain Pascal's triangle with det = 1 (see Pascal in the index).

  • Positive definite matrix A.

    Symmetric matrix with positive eigenvalues and positive pivots. Definition: x T Ax > 0 unless x = O. Then A = LDLT with diag(D» O.

  • 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.

  • Spanning set.

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

  • 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.

  • Symmetric matrix A.

    The transpose is AT = A, and aU = a ji. A-I is also symmetric.

  • 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·

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