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The trivial vector subspace {OnxI} ~ lRn is spanned by the empty set 8. The set 8 is called linearly dependent if there exist reals CI, C2, ... , the equality CIX I +C2X2 + ... + CkXk = Onxl holds only for CI = C2 = ... = Ck = 0). The set 8 is called a basis of a vector subspace U ~ lR n, if (i) 8 spans U, and (ii) 8 is linearly independent. For any subspace V ~ lRn we say that the dimension of V is a k E IN if there exists a set of vectors 8 ~ lR n such that (i) 181 = k, and (ii) 8 is a basis of V.

A = In. The matrix B is called the inverse of A and denoted 4 by A -1. If there exists no inverse of A, then A is called singular {or noninvertible}. One can easily verify that, for A= (23) 22 A·B = B·A = h, and so A-I for any positive integer n. ) ' 1 = B and B- 1 = A. Observe also that 1;;1 = In Note that if, for a matrix A, there exists a matrix B with the property A . B B . A = In, then B is the unique inverse of A. 14. Prove the following assertion. If AI, A 2, ... , Ar are n x n nonsingular matrices, then AI· A2 .....

2 that the Euclidean distance between two points is exactly the length ofthe line that connects P(al, a2) and P(b 1 , b2) because of the Pythagorean Theorem. 2 Fundamentals of Mathematics ....... 21 . ,-----' ~----------------~ (0,0) Fig. 2. 17. Prove that, for every three points peal, a2), P(b l , b2), and P(CI,C2), (i) distance(P(al, a2), peal, a2)) = 0, = distance (P(b l , b2), peal, a2)), and :::; distance(P(al, a2), P( CI, C2)) +distance(P(cI, C2), P(b l , b2 )). , b2 )) o We can find a natural interpretation of systems of linear equations of two variables in IR 2 • One can assign to every linear equation a 2 X 2 = J!...