show that every inner product is norm.

if so why innerproduct goes to a field F while norm only goes to R.

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- Jan 3rd 2009, 11:46 AMsah_matvector space and norm space
show that every inner product is norm.

if so why innerproduct goes to a field F while norm only goes to R. - Jan 3rd 2009, 03:16 PMThePerfectHacker
I am not exactly sure what your question is.

If $\displaystyle \left<~ , ~ \right> : V\times V\to \mathbb{C}$ is an inner product space then one of the conditions is that $\displaystyle \left< x,x\right>\geq 0$. The norm is define by $\displaystyle \sqrt{\left< x,x \right>}$, thus, certainly this is a function on $\displaystyle V\times V$ to the non-negative real numbers. - Jan 3rd 2009, 03:51 PMHallsofIvy
You

**can't**prove it- that is not true. And it probably was not what you were asked to prove. What is true is that any norm**gives**a norm. That is, given any inner product, we can use it to define a norm- but the norm and the inner product are obviously NOT the same.

Given any inner product, u*v, say, we can define the norm of a vector v as |v*v| where "| |" is the absolute value as defined on the field F. You are asked to show that |v*v| has the defining properties of a norm.