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Solutions for Chapter R.6 : Synthetic Division

Full solutions for College Algebra | 9th Edition

ISBN: 9780321716811

Solutions for Chapter R.6 : Synthetic Division

Solutions for Chapter R.6
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Textbook: College Algebra
Edition: 9
Author: Michael Sullivan
ISBN: 9780321716811

Since 28 problems in chapter R.6 : Synthetic Division have been answered, more than 7832 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: College Algebra, edition: 9. College Algebra was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321716811. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter R.6 : Synthetic Division includes 28 full step-by-step solutions.

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    Tv = Av + Vo = linear transformation plus shift.

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    Ax = b is solvable when b is in the column space of A; then [A b] has the same rank as A. Elimination on [A b] keeps equations correct.

  • Back substitution.

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

  • Change of basis matrix M.

    The old basis vectors v j are combinations L mij Wi of the new basis vectors. The coordinates of CI VI + ... + cnvn = dl wI + ... + dn Wn are related by d = M c. (For n = 2 set VI = mll WI +m21 W2, V2 = m12WI +m22w2.)

  • Companion matrix.

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  • Cramer's Rule for Ax = b.

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  • Jordan form 1 = M- 1 AM.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Left inverse A+.

    If A has full column rank n, then A+ = (AT A)-I AT has A+ A = In.

  • Linear combination cv + d w or L C jV j.

    Vector addition and scalar multiplication.

  • Lucas numbers

    Ln = 2,J, 3, 4, ... satisfy Ln = L n- l +Ln- 2 = A1 +A~, with AI, A2 = (1 ± -/5)/2 from the Fibonacci matrix U~]' Compare Lo = 2 with Fo = O.

  • 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.

  • 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 •

  • Plane (or hyperplane) in Rn.

    Vectors x with aT x = O. Plane is perpendicular to a =1= 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.

  • Saddle point of I(x}, ... ,xn ).

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  • Subspace S of V.

    Any vector space inside V, including V and Z = {zero vector only}.

  • 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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