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    Inner Product Space

    Could someone explain to me how to go from (1) to (2)?

    ||x - \langle x,y\rangle y||^2 = \langle x - \langle x,y\rangle y,x - \langle x,y\rangle y\rangle

    = \langle x,x\rangle - \langle x,\langle x,y\rangle y\rangle - \langle \langle x,y\rangle y,x\rangle + \langle \langle x,y\rangle y,\langle x,y\rangle y\rangle (1)

    ||x||^2 - \overline{\langle x,y\rangle}\langle x,y\rangle - \langle x,y\rangle\langle y,x\rangle + \langle x,y\rangle\overline{\langle x,y\rangle} (2)

    ||x||^2 - |\langle x,y\rangle|^2.

    (Just before this it states assume ||y|| = 1)
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    Hello there!

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadstar View Post
    Could someone explain to me how to go from (1) to (2)?

    ||x - \langle x,y\rangle y||^2 = \langle x - \langle x,y\rangle y,x - \langle x,y\rangle y\rangle

    = \langle x,x\rangle - \langle x,\langle x,y\rangle y\rangle - \langle \langle x,y\rangle y,x\rangle + \langle \langle x,y\rangle y,\langle x,y\rangle y\rangle (1)

    ||x||^2 - \overline{\langle x,y\rangle}\langle x,y\rangle - \langle x,y\rangle\langle y,x\rangle + \langle x,y\rangle\overline{\langle x,y\rangle} (2)

    ||x||^2 - |\langle x,y\rangle|^2.

    (Just before this it states assume ||y|| = 1)
    There are some rules by definition of the dot product,

    like <x,x> = ||x||^2

    By definition it is

    <x, \lambda y> = \overline{\lambda}<x,y>, but

    <\lambda x,  y> = \lambda<x,y>,

    So let \lambda := <x,y>

    <x, <x,y>y > = \overline{<x,y>}<x,y>

    And that is why <<x,y>y,x > = <x,y><y,x>

    And the last one

    <<x,y>y,<x,y>y> = \overline{<x,y>}<x,y><y,y>

    =  \overline{<x,y>}<x,y>||y||^2

    and ||y||^2 = 1 = ||y|| so

    =  \overline{<x,y>}<x,y>

    Yours
    Rapha
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