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Solutions for Chapter 2: Matrices and Linear Transformations

Full solutions for Linear Algebra with Applications | 8th Edition

ISBN: 9781449679545

Solutions for Chapter 2: Matrices and Linear Transformations

Solutions for Chapter 2
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Textbook: Linear Algebra with Applications
Edition: 8
Author: Gareth Williams
ISBN: 9781449679545

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Linear Algebra with Applications, edition: 8. Linear Algebra with Applications was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781449679545. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 2: Matrices and Linear Transformations includes 34 full step-by-step solutions. Since 34 problems in chapter 2: Matrices and Linear Transformations have been answered, more than 8487 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Math Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Back substitution.

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

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

    The n roots are the eigenvalues of A.

  • Circulant matrix C.

    Constant diagonals wrap around as in cyclic shift S. Every circulant is Col + CIS + ... + Cn_lSn - l . Cx = convolution c * x. Eigenvectors in F.

  • Column picture of Ax = b.

    The vector b becomes a combination of the columns of A. The system is solvable only when b is in the column space C (A).

  • Distributive Law

    A(B + C) = AB + AC. Add then multiply, or mUltiply then add.

  • Eigenvalue A and eigenvector x.

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

  • 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.

  • 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!).

  • Hilbert matrix hilb(n).

    Entries HU = 1/(i + j -1) = Jd X i- 1 xj-1dx. Positive definite but extremely small Amin and large condition number: H is ill-conditioned.

  • Hypercube matrix pl.

    Row n + 1 counts corners, edges, faces, ... of a cube in Rn.

  • Normal matrix.

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

  • Nullspace N (A)

    = All solutions to Ax = O. Dimension n - r = (# columns) - rank.

  • 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.

  • Row picture of Ax = b.

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

  • Schwarz inequality

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

  • Symmetric matrix A.

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

  • Trace of A

    = sum of diagonal entries = sum of eigenvalues of A. Tr AB = Tr BA.

  • Transpose matrix AT.

    Entries AL = Ajj. AT is n by In, AT A is square, symmetric, positive semidefinite. The transposes of AB and A-I are BT AT and (AT)-I.

  • 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·

  • Volume of box.

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

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