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Additional Example for Ch. III Sec. 1B.
Matrix check
Now we will use this Proposition III. 1B.5 to explain the check for the answers to Exercise
1.55 of Ch. 1. Following Slogan III.1.8, we write Exercise 1.55 of Ch. 1 in matrix vector form and
then labe

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Formula for Determinants
Formula V.5.6. (ii) (Determinants of triangular matrixs)
det
d2
O
d1
.
.
dr
d1
= d1 d2 dr = det
d2
0
.
.
dr
This formula is often invalid for triangular matrices, not based on the main diagonal, but on
the other diagonal:
Ex

Math 401 - Modern Algebra
Fall 2015
Instructor: Dr. Jason McCullough
Office: 337F Science Hall
Email: jmccullough@rider.edu
Office Phone: (609)895-5434
Webpage: http:/canvas.rider.edu
Office Hours: MWF 10:20-11:20am, Tu 12:40-1:40pm, or by appt.
Course Me

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Additional Exercises and Warning for Ch. IV Sec. 3A.
Exercise IV.3.11. Use the Triangle Inequality for the infinity norm of the sum of two coordinate
vectors, to prove the Triangle Inequality for this linear combination of coordinate vectors:
|Ap + Bq|

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Set-up. Observe that there is not enough information to calculate v(x, t). But, only a bound on
v(x, t) u(x, t) is needed; so set w(x, t) = v(x, t) u(x, t). Then find equations and inequalities
for w(x, t). Use Example II.8.4 as a model. Check that L1

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Additional Example and Exercise for Ch. III Sec. 1A.
Example III.1.12. Suppose that there are a batch of objects divided into two groups or states.
Suppose that each day half the objects in State 1 go to State 2 and half remain, also each day 0.7
of the

Additional Exercises for Ch. III Sec. 2.
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Exercise III.2.36. Given M3 = .1
0
the steady state vector for M3 .
.1
.9
0
.1
0 . Check that M3 is a stochactic matrix. Find
.9
Check that it is a steady state vector.
Exercise III.2.37. The question is: Which

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Additional Exercises for Ch. II Sec. 7.
Exercise II.7.16. (A Heat Equation with a heat source) Find an infinite series solution u(x, t),
to the system of equations:
uxx = 9ut + sin 3x and u(0, t) = 7 and u(1, t) = 5.
on the domain 0 x 1, and t 0.
Set-u

Additional Examples and Exercises for Math 401
Contents.
On proving things
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Additional Example and Exercise for Ch. III Sec. 1A.
2
Additional Example for Ch. III Sec. 1B.
3
Additional Exercises for Ch. III Sec. 2.
4
Some Quickie questions for Ch. 3 .
5
A

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Additional Exercises for Ch. II Sec. 3.
Exercise II.3.26. (a) Prove that L(x(t) = t2 x
2tx + 2x is a linear transformation. Use the
two defining equations or the single equation of Proposition II.2.1
(b) Find many solutions to t2 x
2tx + 2x = 0; the e

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Some Quickie questions for Ch. 3
One and two minute problems.
Ch. III Sec. 1
Can write a system of linear equations in matrix-vector form.
Can do matrix-vector multiplication.
What does multiplication by a diagonal matrix do to a vector?
What does multi

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Exercise II.6.11. Prove that an eigenspace is always a subspace.
Writing equations in linear equation form
Example II.7.8. (A Heat Equation with a heat source) Consider a (heat) function; u(x, t),
on the domain 0 x , and t 0, which satisfies this syste

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Additional Exercises for Ch. IV Sec. 3.
1 2
and 12 =
Exercise IV.3.11. Let A =
2 1
v, such that |v| < 12 , but |A 12 | < |A v|.
1
. State/find a specific coordinate vector,
1
Exercise IV.3.12. State an example of two specific coordinate vectors v and

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On proving things
Query. When doing an exercise, what can we assume?
Answer NOTHING
For example. Never assume that a matrix is invertible or that a matrix is a 2 2-matrix.
One knows that a matrix is invertible, only when
1. It is given (stated in the hy

There will be two midterm exams and one final exam. Each midterm count
for 20% of your final grade. The final exam counts for 40%. The final exam
will be cumulative. The exam dates are:
Exam 1 - Monday, October 12 (during lecture)
Exam 2 - Wednesday, Nove

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Additional Exercises for Ch. II Sec. 8.
Exercise II.8.10. Given that u(x, t) = 7e49t sin 7x is a solution to the system of equations:
uxx = ut and u(0, t) = 0 = u(, t) and u(x, 0) = 7 sin 7x,
on the domain 0 x , and t 0. Prove that it is the only solut

8. State and prove simple properties of finite groups.
9. Understand when a function or operation on an equivalence relation is
well-defined.
Classroom Decorum
Out of respect for your classmates, I ask that you arrive to class on time
everyday. If you are

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Questions and Answers on linear equations
(a) What is a main use of the proposition on basic linear transformations?
Answer. It makes it easy to spot and verify many linear transformations.
(b) Why is it useful to know that a transformation is a linear

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Exer. III.3.10,
Ch. III Sec. 4B
Can prove superposition for specific DC resistance circuit like exercises on handout.
Ch. III Sec. 5
Can state the Distributive rules for matrices.
III.5.4(a) and 5
Quickie questions
Note denotes two-minute items; the oth