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Greetings, This question deals with linear algebra so it sucks here it is!
3a. Given the vector x and the basis B = [b1, b2, b3] of a subpace of R4 determine if x is in the span of B, and if so find the coordinates of x with respect to B and give the coordinate vector [x]B.
x:[1,1,1,1] b1: [1,0,2,0] b2:[0,1,3,0] b3:[0,0,4,1]
b. Given the basis C = [c1, c2, c3], determine if C is in the span of B. If so write the vector x using the C coordinates. and give the coordinate vector [x]C.
c1:[1,2,4,3] c2:[1,3,3,2] c3:[1,3,9,4]
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Greetings, This question deals with linear algebra so it sucks here it is! 3a. Given the vector x and the basis B = [b1, b2, b3] of a subpace of R4 determine if x is in the span of B, and if so find the coordinates of x with respect to B and give the coordinate vector [x]B. x:[1,1,1,1] b1: [1,0,2,0] b2:[0,1,3,0] b3:[0,0,4,1] b. Given the basis C = [c1, c2, c3], determine if C is in the span of B. If so write the vector x using the C coordinates. and give the coordinate vector [x]C. c1:[1,2,4,3] c2:[1,3,3,2] c3:[1,3,9,4]
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
c. Find the change of coordinates matrix P from B to C. [x]C = P [x]B
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
There's something I don't quite understand. A basis for a 4 dimensional space should contain 4 elements.
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the 4th element i believe is x:[1,1,1,1] the instructor i have now is completely horrible and doesn't even teach any thing.. so i could be wrong lol
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The question doesn't make sense unless you have a basis for the vector space. A basis must have the same cardinality as the dimension of the vector space.
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh and furthermore to ask of a vector is in the span of a basis is nonsensical. Of course any vector in the vector space can be expressed as a linear combination of a basis.
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
In short please make sure you copied the question correctly, as is it doesn't make sense.
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
this is the question my professor stated word for word unfortunately and i have a hard enough time understanding him as it is lol
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
In any case to check if a vector is in the span of that set, you can solve a system of equations.
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You would use row reduction to verify if it is in the span.
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abtrehearnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Part a: Vector x is in the span of B if and only if it is a linear combination of the vectors in B. Then there are scalars \[x_{1} , x_{2} , x_{3}\] such that \[x_{1} b _{1} + x_{2} b_{2} + x_{3} b_{3} = x,\]or \[x_1 (1,0,2,0) + x_2 (0,1,3,0) + x_3 (0,0,4,1) = (1,1,1,1)\] a system of four simultaneous linear equations in unknowns \[x_1, x_2, x_3,\]which has the unique solution \[(x_1,x_2,x_3) = (1,1,1),\] so the vector x can be expressed as a linear combination if the vectors in B, and x is in the span of b. The coordinate vector [x]B is [1,1,1].
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
To setup this system of equations, start with the vectors in the set B as the columns of a matrix. You "augment" the matrix with the vector x.
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
just curious sorry if this question is lame but how did you acquire the results for x1, x2, x3 come from?
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
By solving the system of equations. You are essentially seeing if there exists a linear combination of the vectors in B such that the result of the linear combination is x
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
To rephrase this you are seeing if x is in the image of A consisting of columns of B
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Do this using row reduction. I will demonstrate.
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
alright, by the way abtrehearn thanks for the answer to part a it looks good
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Start with the augmented matrix: \[\left[ \begin {array}{cccc} 1&0&0&1\\ 0&1&0&1 \\ 2&3&4&1\\0&0&1&1\end {array} \right] \]
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Now row reduce the matrix.
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
This would be the row reduced form? 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
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luckBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@ sir alchemista please solve my liinear algebra questions
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes, now do you see that the results of the row reduction yield the coefficients for the linear combination that yield x?
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ahh yah just pops right up there aha alrighty thanks to you both ill retype part be and c as a new question XD
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
But its not magic, you should understand the theory behind it.
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yah just didnt realize it before until i was actually looking at the complete form, just something i over looked i guess aha
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abtrehearnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Right on, DevinBlade :^)
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luckBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@sir abtrehearn please see my linear algebra questions i posted
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
thanks very much abtrehearn, im reasking the question for part b so answer it on there i think this question is in deserves of multiple medals :P
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DevinBladeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
last one is here http://openstudy.com/users/devinblade/updates/4e1d5ab10b8b4841c1a9b0d9* you should type the answer there so i can mark it answered but answering it here is fine too.
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abtrehearnBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
<<b. Given the basis C = [c1, c2, c3], determine if C is in the span of B. If so write the vector x using the C coordinates. and give the coordinate vector [x]C. c1:[1,2,4,3] c2:[1,3,3,2] c3:[1,3,9,4] >> C is in the span of B if and only if each vector in C can be expressed as a linear combination of the vectors in B. So we seek scalars \[x_1, x_2, x_3\]such that \[x_1 b_1 + x_2 b_2 + x_3 b_3 = c_1,\]scalars\[y_1, y_2, y_3\]such that\[y_1b_1 + y_2 b_2 + y_3 b_3 = c_2,\]and scalars \[z_1, z_2, z_3 \]such that\[z_1b_1+z_2b_2+z_3b_3=c_3.\]
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yep, there is already a solution in the new thread.
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AlchemistaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
http://openstudy.com/groups/mathematics/updates/4e1d5ab10b8b4841c1a9b0d9
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