Let V be the vector space of 3x3 matrices.:

V = M(3x3) and let W be the subspace of symmetrical matrices with thrace 0. The matrix B is also given as:

B =

-4 1 -2

1 9 3

-2 3 -5

How can I find a basis G to the subspace W? Thanks!

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- March 23rd 2010, 03:53 PMgralla55Basis to subspace
Let V be the vector space of 3x3 matrices.:

V = M(3x3) and let W be the subspace of symmetrical matrices with thrace 0. The matrix B is also given as:

B =

-4 1 -2

1 9 3

-2 3 -5

How can I find a basis G to the subspace W? Thanks! - May 22nd 2010, 02:51 PMdwsmith