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Unformatted text preview: MATH1111/200809/Tutorial I Solution 1 Tutorial I Suggested Solution 1. Let a 1 = 1 2 5 , a 2 = 2 5 6 , b = 7 4 3 . Determine whether b is a linear combination of a 1 and a 2 . Give it a geometrical interpretation. Ans . Want to find scalars α and β so that α a 1 + β a 2 = b . In other words, α 1 2 5 + β 2 5 6 = 7 4 3 . It can be expressed as a system of linear equation α + 2 β = 7 2 α + 5 β = 4 5 α + 6 β = 3 Its augmented matrix is 1 2 7 2 5 4 5 6 3 which reduces via elementary row operations to 1 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 i.e. α = 3 and β = 2, or b = 3 a 1 + 2 a 2 is a linear combination of a i , i = 1 , 2. View a i as vectors (arrows) in R 3 , the sum of them after a suitable scaling yields the vector b . MATH1111/200809/Tutorial I Solution 2 2. Let A be a nonsingular matrix. Show that A T is also nonsingular and find the inverse of A T ....
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2010 for the course MATH MATH1111 taught by Professor Forgot during the Fall '08 term at HKU.
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