Find the value(s) of h for which the vectors below are linearly dependent.

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- September 13th 2008, 07:21 PMLinnusLinear algebra dependence & matrices
Find the value(s) of h for which the vectors below are linearly dependent.

Thanks! - September 13th 2008, 07:24 PMThePerfectHacker
- September 14th 2008, 04:20 PMLinnus
I'm confused on what exactly is linear independence. I googled it and this but all the explanations were confusing. Thanks!

- September 14th 2008, 06:54 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Then .

This leads to the system of equations,

You want that this has a__trivial__solution i.e. .

To do that you need to compute the determinant of that system and make it equal to zero. And that will tell you all the values of which give non-trivial solutions. Once you know that you can find what would give trivial solutions.