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Solutions for Chapter 3.3: Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

Full solutions for Intermediate Algebra for College Students | 6th Edition

ISBN: 9780321758934

Solutions for Chapter 3.3: Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables

Solutions for Chapter 3.3
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Textbook: Intermediate Algebra for College Students
Edition: 6
Author: Robert F. Blitzer
ISBN: 9780321758934

Intermediate Algebra for College Students was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321758934. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 71 problems in chapter 3.3: Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables have been answered, more than 29853 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. Chapter 3.3: Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables includes 71 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.

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

    The n roots are the eigenvalues of A.

  • Conjugate Gradient Method.

    A sequence of steps (end of Chapter 9) to solve positive definite Ax = b by minimizing !x T Ax - x Tb over growing Krylov subspaces.

  • 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.

  • Diagonal matrix D.

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

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

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

  • Indefinite matrix.

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

  • Jordan form 1 = M- 1 AM.

    If A has s independent eigenvectors, its "generalized" eigenvector matrix M gives 1 = diag(lt, ... , 1s). The block his Akh +Nk where Nk has 1 's on diagonall. Each block has one eigenvalue Ak and one eigenvector.

  • Kirchhoff's Laws.

    Current Law: net current (in minus out) is zero at each node. Voltage Law: Potential differences (voltage drops) add to zero around any closed loop.

  • 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.

  • Nullspace matrix N.

    The columns of N are the n - r special solutions to As = O.

  • Reflection matrix (Householder) Q = I -2uuT.

    Unit vector u is reflected to Qu = -u. All x intheplanemirroruTx = o have Qx = x. Notice QT = Q-1 = Q.

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

    Column vectors by convention.

  • Schwarz inequality

    Iv·wl < IIvll IIwll.Then IvTAwl2 < (vT Av)(wT Aw) for pos def A.

  • Singular matrix A.

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

  • Special solutions to As = O.

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

  • Symmetric factorizations A = LDLT and A = QAQT.

    Signs in A = signs in D.

  • Tridiagonal matrix T: tij = 0 if Ii - j I > 1.

    T- 1 has rank 1 above and below diagonal.

  • Unitary matrix UH = U T = U-I.

    Orthonormal columns (complex analog of Q).

  • Vandermonde matrix V.

    V c = b gives coefficients of p(x) = Co + ... + Cn_IXn- 1 with P(Xi) = bi. Vij = (Xi)j-I and det V = product of (Xk - Xi) for k > i.

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