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MATH 115A - Practice Quiz Two

Paul Skoufranis February 18, 2012
Instructions: This is a practice quiz for the second quiz of MATH 115A that would be similar to a quiz I would give if I were teaching the course. This test may or may not be an accurate representation of the actual quiz for this course. You should follow the following rules when preparing with this midterm: 1. This quiz is meant to be 30 minutes long. However, unless you know the material well, you probably will not finish in time. 2. Treat this as the actual quiz. Find time to sit for 30 minutes and go through this as you would the actual quiz. 3. Do not use a calculator or notes as these will not be permitted on the midterm (and the calculator will not help you). 4. Manage your time. There are 3 questions so you have about 10 minutes per question. However, these questions are not evenly weighted. You have approximately one minute per mark. 5. When answering a problem, consider how many points the problem is worth and how much space is provided. This can give a clue to how much effort the problem requires, the amount of time you should spend on the problem, the amount of writing expected, and the amount of detail required in your solution. 6. If you finish or are stuck on problems, take time to check your answers. 7. Take your time on each question you know how to do and make sure you give a complete answer. 8. If you get stuck on a question, move on and come back to it if you have time.

All right then... Geronimo!

(Hint: You may use the property that T k j=1 aj xj = k j=1 aj T (xj ) for any a1 . ak ∈ F. . any x1 . . . then {T (v1 ). Define what it means for a map T : V → W to be linear. . . (Hint: You may use the properties that T (0V ) = 0W and T (x − y) = T (x) − T (y) for all x. . .Question 1) a) Let V and W be vector spaces over a field F. .) (4 marks) 2 . (2 marks) b) Let T : V → W be a linear map. Prove that if {v1 . . xk ∈ V . . y ∈ V without proof. and any k ∈ N without proof. . Prove that T is one-to-one if and only if ker(T ) = {0V }. vn } is a linearly independent subset of V . . .) (4 marks) c) Let T : V → W be a one-to-one linear map. . . . T (vn )} is a linearly independent subset of W .

prove that T cannot be one-to-one. prove that T cannot be onto. (2 marks) c) Let V and W be finite dimensional vector spaces and let T : V → W be a linear map. If dim(V ) > dim(W ).Question 2) a) State the Dimension Theorem. (3 marks) 3 . If dim(V ) < dim(W ). (3 marks) b) Let V and W be finite dimensional vector spaces and let T : V → W be a linear map.

Question 3) Recall that the complex conjugate of a complex number a+bi (where a. Moreover. b ∈ R and a2 + b2 = 1. v ∈ C be fixed complex numbers with modulus one and let   1 u uv A =  u 1 v  ∈ M3×3 (C) uv v 1 a) Compute all eigenvalues of A. a complex number a + bi is said to have modulus one if a. Note (a + bi)(a + bi) = a2 + b2 so z = a + bi has modulus one if and only if zz = 1.) (5 marks) (More space for part b) and part c) on the next page) 4 . b ∈ R). (Note: Your answer may depend on u and v. Let u. (Note: Your answer may depend on u and v. denoted a + bi. find a basis for the eigenspace corresponding to λ. is a − bi.) (4 marks) b) For each eigenvalue λ of A computed in part a).

write an invertible matrix Q and a diagonal matrix D such that Q−1 AQ = D. (4 marks) 5 .(Continue part b) here) c) Is A necessarily diagonalizable over C? If so.