# method to compute the determinant in parts a-iv, b-iv.

Math 254, Spring 2018 Midterm #3, In-Class April 19th,

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Total 250

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1. [§ 5.1–5.2] Let

~v1 =

1 0 1 1 1 1

, ~v2 =

0 1 −1 1 1 1

, ~v3 =

1 1 0 2 2 2

; ~x =

1 1 1 1 1 1

.

(a) i. (10 pts.) What is the dimension of the subspace V = span(~v1, ~v2, ~v3)?

ii. (15 pts.) Why?

(b) (25 pts.) Compute an orthonormal basis for the subspace V .

(c) (25 pts.) What is the QR-factorization of the matrix A = [

~v1 ~v2 ]

?

(d) (25 pts.) Project ~x onto the subspace V .

(e) i. (10 pts.) What is the dimension of the subspace V ⊥ (the orthogonal complement of V )?

ii. (15 pts.) Why?

(f) (25 pts.) Find a basis for V ⊥.

Perform your computations on the attached pages; COLLECT your bases/factorization in ONE place (for each subproblem) and draw BOXES around the answers. — THE GRADER WILL NOT GO TREASURE-HUNTING! Your Boxed Answers MUST logi- cally follow from your calculations in order to be considered!

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2. [§ 6.1] Consider the 7× 7 matrices

A =

1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7

, B =

0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0

For each matrix identify all patterns with non-zero products; determine the number of inversions; the signs of each pattern; and combine to form the determinant: (If you have no idea what the combinatorial pattern “method” is about; use your favorite method to compute the determinant in parts a-iv, b-iv.)

(a) Matrix A —

i. (10 pts.) Patterns:

ii. (10 pts.) Number of inversions (for each pattern):

iii. (10 pts.) Sign for each pattern:

iv. (20 pts.) det(A) =

(b) Matrix B —

i. (10 pts.) Patterns:

ii. (10 pts.) Number of inversions (for each pattern):

iii. (10 pts.) Sign for each pattern:

iv. (20 pts.) det(B) =

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3. [§ 6.1–2] For A ∈ R3×3, Sarrus’ rule is a short-cut strategy for computing the determinant:

a11 a12 a13 a11 a12 a21 a22 a23 a21 a22 a31 a32 a33 a31 a32

Products along the right-going “diagonals” contribute with a positive sign, and products along the left-going “diagonals” with a negative sign; i.e.

det(A) = +a11 a22 a33 + a12 a23 a31 + a13 a21 a32 − a13 a22 a31 − a11 a23 a32 − a12 a21 a33.

Now, consider Voldemort’s Rule for A ∈ R4×4:

a11 a12 a13 a14 a11 a12 a13 a21 a22 a23 a24 a21 a22 a23 a31 a32 a33 a34 a31 a32 a33 a41 a42 a43 a44 a41 a42 a43

Voldemort Det(A) = +a11 a22 a33 a44 + a12 a23 a34 a41 + a13 a24 a31 a42 + a14 a21 a32 a43 −a14 a23 a32 a41 − a11 a24 a33 a42 − a12 a21 a34 a43 − a13 a22 a31 a44

(a) (15 pts) Explain why the Voldemort-Determinant is NOT the true determinant — (Do NOT write a 5-page essay!) —

Voldemort Det(A) 6= det(A).

(b) (5 pts) Give a matrix for which

Voldemort Det(A) = 0, det(A) = 1.

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4. Midterm #2 rudely reminded us that we can have at most n linearly indepenent vectors in Rn. Let us consider

~v1 =

1 0 0

, ~v2 =

0 1 0

, ~v3 =

0 0 1

, ~v4 =

1 1 1

,

in R3; clearly ~v4 = ~v1 + ~v2 + ~v3. Now, consider the 4 subsets

S1 = {~v1, ~v2, ~v3}, S2 = {~v1, ~v2, ~v4}, S3 = {~v1, ~v3, ~v4}, S4 = {~v2, ~v3, ~v4}.

Each subset now contains 3 linearly independent vectors. Next, consider

~w1 =

1 0 0

, ~w2 =

0 1 0

, ~w3 =

0 0 1

, ~w4 =