# Monthly Archives: January 2011

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 1.5.9

Exercise 1.5.9. (a) Assume that A is the product of three matrices as follows: What must be true for A to be nonsingular? (b) Given A above, assume we have a system of linear equations Ax = b with corresponding … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 1.5.8

Exercise 1.5.8. This exercise continues the discussion in p. 33-34 regarding factorization of a 3×3 matrix A and the proof that A = LU. An alternative proof begins with the fact that row 3 of U is produced by taking … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 1.5.7

Exercise 1.5.7. Given the following lower triangular matrices find FGH and HGF. Answer: We haveĀ  where so that We also have where so that Thus . UPDATE: Corrected the calculation of HGF; thanks go to Brian D. for pointing out … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 1.5.6

Exercise 1.5.6. Given the matrix find , , and . Answer: We have We can square this again to obtain and again to obtain In compting we note that all the entries match those of the identity matrix except for … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 1.5.5

Exercise 1.5.5. Given the following system of linear equations find the factors L and U of A and the vector c for which Ux = c. Answer: The 2,1 position of A is already zero, so there’s no need for … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 1.5.4

Exercise 1.5.4. Given the matrices use elimination to find the factors L and U for each of the matrices. Answer: For the first matrix we subtract 4 times the first row from the second to obtain U: The other factor … Continue reading

## Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Exercise 1.5.3

Exercise 1.5.3. From equations (6) and (3) respectively we have Multiply the two matrices, in both orders. Explain the two answers. Answer: We have and In other words, the product of the matrices is the same in both cases, and … Continue reading