checking matrices for linear independence

• Apr 29th 2009, 07:02 PM
Siesta
checking matrices for linear independence
M1 = 1 0
5 6
M2 = 3 4
2 0
M2 = 0 7
1 3

M1, M2, M3 are 2 x 2 matrices.
How do you check the {M1, M2, M3} for linear independence?
Also, how do you determine the span?
• Apr 29th 2009, 08:02 PM
Gamma
Linearly independent over what? $\mathbb{R}$?