Vector Spaces and Subspaces

  • R. B. Bapat
Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)


Preliminaries concerning matrices and matrix operations are reviewed. Properties of determinant are recalled without proof. Vector spaces, linear independence, basis and dimension are introduced. It is shown that any two bases of a vector space have the same cardinality and that two vector spaces are isomorphic if and only if they have the same dimension. Extension of a linearly independent set to a basis is considered.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Bapat
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Statistical InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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