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• Find the Limit of a Matrix Let $A=\begin{bmatrix} \frac{1}{7} & \frac{3}{7} & \frac{3}{7} \\ \frac{3}{7} &\frac{1}{7} &\frac{3}{7} \\ \frac{3}{7} & \frac{3}{7} & \frac{1}{7} \end{bmatrix}$ be $3 \times 3$ matrix. Find $\lim_{n \to \infty} A^n.$ (Nagoya University Linear […]
• Find the Inverse Matrix Using the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem Find the inverse matrix of the matrix $A=\begin{bmatrix} 1 & 1 & 2 \\ 9 &2 &0 \\ 5 & 0 & 3 \end{bmatrix}$ using the Cayley–Hamilton theorem.   Solution. To use the Cayley-Hamilton theorem, we first compute the characteristic polynomial $p(t)$ of […]
• How to Use the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem to Find the Inverse Matrix Find the inverse matrix of the $3\times 3$ matrix $A=\begin{bmatrix} 7 & 2 & -2 \\ -6 &-1 &2 \\ 6 & 2 & -1 \end{bmatrix}$ using the Cayley-Hamilton theorem.   Solution. To apply the Cayley-Hamilton theorem, we first determine the characteristic […]
• Generators of the Augmentation Ideal in a Group Ring Let $R$ be a commutative ring with $1$ and let $G$ be a finite group with identity element $e$. Let $RG$ be the group ring. Then the map $\epsilon: RG \to R$ defined by $\epsilon(\sum_{i=1}^na_i g_i)=\sum_{i=1}^na_i,$ where $a_i\in R$ and $G=\{g_i\}_{i=1}^n$, is a ring […]
• Find the Inverse Matrix of a $3\times 3$ Matrix if Exists Find the inverse matrix of $A=\begin{bmatrix} 1 & 1 & 2 \\ 0 &0 &1 \\ 1 & 0 & 1 \end{bmatrix}$ if it exists. If you think there is no inverse matrix of $A$, then give a reason. (The Ohio State University, Linear Algebra Midterm Exam […]
• Prove that a Group of Order 217 is Cyclic and Find the Number of Generators Let $G$ be a finite group of order $217$. (a) Prove that $G$ is a cyclic group. (b) Determine the number of generators of the group $G$.     Sylow's Theorem We will use Sylow's theorem to prove part (a). For a review of Sylow's theorem, check out the […]
• The Cyclotomic Field of 8-th Roots of Unity is $\Q(\zeta_8)=\Q(i, \sqrt{2})$ Let $\zeta_8$ be a primitive $8$-th root of unity. Prove that the cyclotomic field $\Q(\zeta_8)$ of the $8$-th root of unity is the field $\Q(i, \sqrt{2})$.   Proof. Recall that the extension degree of the cyclotomic field of $n$-th roots of unity is given by […]
• Quiz 8. Determine Subsets are Subspaces: Functions Taking Integer Values / Set of Skew-Symmetric Matrices (a) Let $C[-1,1]$ be the vector space over $\R$ of all real-valued continuous functions defined on the interval $[-1, 1]$. Consider the subset $F$ of $C[-1, 1]$ defined by $F=\{ f(x)\in C[-1, 1] \mid f(0) \text{ is an integer}\}.$ Prove or disprove that $F$ is a subspace of […]