if 3 independent vectors with 4 components are combined like in
cv + dw + eu then do they span a 3d space within 4d space or do they span all of R^4?
Last edited by mr fantastic; Jan 6th 2010 at 08:02 PM.
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What's the maximum Rank of the matrix representation?
On the other hand, maybe I've been away too long.
Last edited by TKHunny; Jan 6th 2010 at 04:53 PM.
idk, this is just a random thought- i forgot some of my linear algebra
Time for both of us to upgrade.
I think you would have a tough time spanning R^4 with three vectors. Try spanning R^2 with one vector.
i'm just looking back at some of my notes and I found a line that says: cv + dw spans a plane if v and w are not perpendicular, is that even correct?
Take your pick to make it correct:
1) Delete the "not".
2) Change "perpendicular" to "parallel".
You need to take better notes.
Since it seems like you've been away from lin. alg. for a while, I don't think it is unreasonable to ask if you remember what it means for something to span ?
oh boy lol.
thanks for the help
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