Hi
how to show that the dimension of a subvector space ist smaller or at least equal to the dimension of the main vectorspace?
I know that the dimension is the length of the basis but how to use this information here?
thank you
greetings
Hi
how to show that the dimension of a subvector space ist smaller or at least equal to the dimension of the main vectorspace?
I know that the dimension is the length of the basis but how to use this information here?
thank you
greetings
If is a subspace of then say then it means we can find a basis set for , . But these vectors are linearly independent. The problem is that a set of linearly independent vectors cannot exceede the dimension and we see that exceede the dimension of . This is a contradiction.
Say and as a subspace has . Then this means has a basis of four elements, say, . This is a linearly independent set in . Since because . Therefore, is a linearly independent set in . But it is impossible to have a linearly independent set so that the number of elements in the set exceede the dimension of the space. Here the number of elements are and the dimension of W is and we see that . This is a contradiction. Thus, the basis for must have fewer or equal to than elements.