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**arta** Hi, this thread is related to independence but unrelated to the initial thread. I hope this will bother no one.

Well, it does. First, you're kidnapping another person's thread for your own question, but perhaps more important: your own question can get lost into the thread.

Please do start a new one...oh, and by the way: what does it mean "independence" in the "set theoretical sense"? Whose independence, to begin with?

Tonio

I have had a lively discussion with one of my comrades about linear independence. I stated that independence is the same as linear independence in the context of linear algebra. That is, a set of vectors is independent (in the set theoretical sense) iff it is linearly independent. I still find this very confusing and would greatly appreciate if someone could clarify the matter.

Thanks in advance.