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    Question Vector Space

    Is the set of 3x3 symmetric matrices a vector space?

    We just started vector spaces and axioms and I am completely lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lm6485 View Post
    Is the set of 3x3 symmetric matrices a vector space?

    We just started vector spaces and axioms and I am completely lost.


    If you sum two symmetric matrices you get a symmetric matrix?

    If you multiply a sym. matrix by a scalar you get again a sym. matrix?

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