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    Bilinear Forms

    Here's the question:


    Part (a)

    I think to show bilinearity, I must prove these two conditions (left linear form & right linear form):

    \int^{b}_{a} f(\lambda u_1+ \mu u_2,v)g(\lambda u_1+ \mu u_2,v)

    \int^{b}_{a} f(u, \lambda v_1 + \mu v_2)g(u, \lambda v_1 + \mu v_2)

    Can anyone show me how we can prove this, so I can get started? Thanks.

    Edit: \forall \lambda, \mu \in IR and u_i , v_i \in C[a,b]
    Last edited by Roam; October 4th 2009 at 08:49 PM.
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    I don't understand why the functions f,g in your post are functions of two variables. You want to show that the operator I is a bilinear form, not the functions f,g.

    You want to show that

    1) I(f+g,h)=I(f,h)+I(g,h)

    2) I(f,h+g)=I(f,h)+I(f,g)

    3) I(af,g)=I(f,ag)=aI(f,g) for any a \in \mathbb{R}.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno J. View Post
    I don't understand why the functions f,g in your post are functions of two variables. You want to show that the operator I is a bilinear form, not the functions f,g.

    You want to show that

    1) I(f+g,h)=I(f,h)+I(g,h)

    2) I(f,h+g)=I(f,h)+I(f,g)

    3) I(af,g)=I(f,ag)=aI(f,g) for any a \in \mathbb{R}.
    Ah! I see what you mean! But where did the "h" come form?

    I think this is what I need to prove:

    I(\lambda f_1 + \mu f_2, g) = \lambda I (f_1 , g) + \mu I (f_2 , g)

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I(f, \lambda g_1 + \mu g_2) = \lambda I (f, g_1) + \mu I (f , g_2)<br />

    Could you give me any clues on how to prove these?
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