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Unformatted text preview: 18.06 Problem Set 1 Solutions Problem 1: Do problem 27 from section 1.2 in the book. Solution (10pts)  v w  ≤  v  +  w  = 5 + 3 = 8 and  v w  ≥  v    w  = 5 3 = 2 . (5pts)  v · w  =  v  ·  w  cos θ ≤  v  ·  w  Thus we find that v  w  ≤  v · w  ≤  v · w  . Thus the minimum value occurs when the dot product is a small as possible: ie. v and w are parrallel, but point in opposite directions. So smallest value is 15. The maximum value occurs when the dot product is as large as possible, thus occurs when v and w are parallel and point in the same direction. Thus the largest value is 15. (5pts) Problem 2: Do problem 8 from section 2.1. Solution (10pts) Normally 4 ”planes” in 4dimensional space meet at a point (2pts). Normally 4 column vectors in a 4dimensional space can combine to produce b . The combination of the 4 column vectors producing b is: 1 1 1 1 + 2 1 1 1 1 = 3...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course 18 18.06 taught by Professor Strang during the Fall '08 term at MIT.
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