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    Dual space

    Let V be a vector space over field F.Let g,f1,f2,...fk belong to V* i.e;dual of v,then show that g belongs to span{f1,f2,...,fk} if and only if intersection of kernel(fi) i=1 to k is subset of Kernel(g)..

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    Quote Originally Posted by math.dj View Post
    Let V be a vector space over field F.Let g,f1,f2,...fk belong to V* i.e;dual of v,then show that g belongs to span{f1,f2,...,fk} if and only if intersection of kernel(fi) i=1 to k is subset of Kernel(g)..

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    In any vector space we have that x\in Span\{v_1,...,v_n\}\Longleftrightarrow x \mbox{ is a linear combination of } v_1,...,v_n.
    We can assume f_1,...,f_k are lin. indep.

    Thus in our case: g\in Span\{f_1,...,f_k\}\Longrightarrow g=\sum\limits_{i=1}^ka_if_k \Longrightarrow \,\forall\,x\in\bigcap\limits_{i=1}^kKer(f_k)\,,\,  \;g(x)=\sum\limits_{i=1}^ka_if_i(x)=0\Longrightarr  ow\,x\in Ker(g) \Longrightarrow\bigcap\limits_{i=1}^kKer(f_i)\subs  et Ker(g)

    OTOH, if g\notin Span\{f_1,...,f_k\} then \{f_1,...,f_k,g\} is lin. indep, so we can complete it to a basis X=\{f_1,...,f_k,g,h_1,...,h_r\} of V^{*}, and let \{v_1,...v_k,v_g,u_1,..,u_r\} be the dual basis of X \Longrightarrow\, \forall\,1\leq i\leq k\,,\,\,f_i(v_g)=0\,\,but\,\,g(v_g)=1\Longrightarr  ow \bigcap\limits_{i=1}^kKer(f_i)\nsubseteq Ker(g) and we're done.

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