# First Year Mathematics B (Integration, Series, Discrete Maths & Modelling) (1 Viewer)

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why are you still doing matricies
lol what they did in 1131 was just adding/subtracting multiplying them, here they learn vector spaces, basis etc and eigenvalues/vectors

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#### Flop21

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why are you still doing matricies
I believe this topic is called "linear combinations and spans" or the overall topic is "vector spaces".

#### turntaker

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are you doing things like intersection of lines, planes etc

#### Flop21

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are you doing things like intersection of lines, planes etc
we're doing things like vector spaces (e.g. show that the set is vector space), subspaces (e.g. show that the line segment defined by blah is not a subspace of R3 or find distinct members of the set blah). And I guess we are coming to a point involving matrices in sets or subspaces or whatever.

Soz don't really know wtf I'm talking about at this point lol.

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#### turntaker

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we're doing things like vector spaces (e.g. show that the set is vector space), subspaces (e.g. show that the line segment defined by blah is not a subspace of R3 or find distinct members of the set blah). And I guess we are coming to a point involving matrices in sets or subspaces or whatever.

Soz don't really know wtf I'm talking about at this point lol.
Nvm I was thinking about vectors not matricies. But the two are connected somehow.

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#### InteGrand

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I'm stuck on a similar one How do I find this vector??? You essentially have two conditions:

x -(1/4)y + 0z = 0

and

0x -(3/4)y + z = 0

So the vector (x,y,z) is in the column space of A iff it satisfies those two conditions.

You can turn those conditions into a matrix and get it into row-echelon form (actually in this case, it already is in row-echelon form).

Then do the usual procedure of setting a non-leading column's variable to a free parameter (in this case, that variable is z, so set z = lambda say), then use back substitution as usual to get x and y in terms of lambda.

This will mean you'll end up with x, y, z in terms of lambda, which means you can get a vector b as desired. For the sake of example, if you ended up with x = 2lambda, y = -lambda, z = lambda, we'd have (x,y,z) = (2lambda, -lambda, lambda) = lambda (2,-1,1), and thus a vector we could choose for b would be (2,-1,1).

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#### leehuan

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Nvm I was thinking about vectors not matricies. But the two are connected somehow.
In a way a matrix is just a ton of vectors smacked side by side

#### leehuan

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Am I doing something wrong with algebra or do I actually need to go for partial fractions? (Please don't complete the question)

#### InteGrand

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Am I doing something wrong with algebra or do I actually need to go for partial fractions? (Please don't complete the question)

I think you made a simplification error in getting the second last line.

#### leehuan

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I think you made a simplification error in getting the second last line.
Oh my bad I dropped a negative in that line which I later reintroduced. But wait

Factoring -v out I have

1 + 2/(1+v^2) = (1+v^2+2)/(1+v^2) = (3+v^2)/(1+v^2) right?

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#### InteGrand

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Oh my bad I dropped a negative in that line which I later reintroduced. But wait

Factoring -v out I have

1 + 2/(1+v^2) = (1+v^2+2)/(1+v^2) = (3+v^2)/(1+v^2) right?

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Correct!

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#### leehuan

##### Well-Known Member But then.. Damn so I do have to p.f. it don't I haha

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#### InteGrand

##### Well-Known Member But then.. Damn so I do have to p.f. it don't I haha

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Yeah.

#### Flop21

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I've got a formula here for the normal vector to the surface:

<Fx(xo,yo), Fy(xo,yo), -1>

but then somewhere else I see them using this:

<-Fx(xo,yo), -Fy(xo,yo), 1>

Which one is correct?

#### InteGrand

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I've got a formula here for the normal vector to the surface:

<Fx(xo,yo), Fy(xo,yo), -1>

but then somewhere else I see them using this:

<-Fx(xo,yo), -Fy(xo,yo), 1>

Which one is correct?
We can use either for the normal, because those two vectors you've written are just negatives of each other, which means they are both valid normals (remember, two vectors that are just multiples of each other will both be valid direction vectors for a line).

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#### Flop21

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I'm not sure what they want me to enter here. All results I get decimals, after finding the derivative of that integral. #### leehuan

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I'm not sure what they want me to enter here. All results I get decimals, after finding the derivative of that integral. • Flop21

#### leehuan

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A bit lost in how to incorporate the nominal rate here. Need help with setting up the relevant ODE. I have a formula to find the effective rate for continuous compounding but it's taught in ACTL and not MATH.

#### InteGrand

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A bit lost in how to incorporate the nominal rate here. Need help with setting up the relevant ODE. I have a formula to find the effective rate for continuous compounding but it's taught in ACTL and not MATH.

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