1. ## skew-symmetric metrix

Hi i need some help solving the following problem:

What i know:

The following does not hold for p=2 since an inverse does not hold.

but find it diffecult to show that this holds for primes p> 3.

Thanks

2. Originally Posted by 1234567
Hi i need some help solving the following problem:

What i know:

The following does not hold for p=2 since an inverse does not hold.

but find it diffecult to show that this holds for primes p> 3.

Thanks

For a prime $p\geq 3$ we have that $1\neq -1$ and thus it's easy to show that $dim S_n+dim A_n=dim M_n\,,\,\,M_n=$ all the square nxn matrices over the field...complete the proof now.

Tonio

3. how would one use $dim S_n+dim A_n=dim M_n\,,\,\,M_n=$ all the square nxn matrices over the field,
I thought you hav to show

1. $S_n+A_n= M_n\,,$
2. $S_n n A_n= {0}\,,$

4. Originally Posted by 1234567
how would one use $dim S_n+dim A_n=dim M_n\,,\,\,M_n=$ all the square nxn matrices over the field,
I thought you hav to show

1. $S_n+A_n= M_n\,,$
2. $S_n n A_n= {0}\,,$

The second condition is trivial, so $\dim S_n+\dim A_n=\dim(S_n+A_n)-\dim(S_n\cap A_n)=\dim(S_n+A_n)$ , and thus

proving what I told you we get $S_n+A_n=M_n$

Tonio