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Chapter 2 Exercise C

1. Solution: Let $u_1,u_2,\cdots,u_n$ be a basis of $U$. Thus $n=\dim U=\dim V$. Hence $u_1,u_2,\cdots,u_n$ is a linearly independent list of vectors in V with length $\dim V$. By 2.39, $u_1,u_2,\cdots,u_n$ is a basis of $V$. In particular, any vector in $V$ can be written as a linear combination of $u_1,u_2,\cdots,u_n$. As $u_i\in U$, it follows that $V\subset U$. This means that $U=V$.

2. Solution: The dimension of a subspace $U$ of $\R^2$ can only be 0,1,2. If $\dim U=0$, then $U=\{0\}$. If $\dim U=2$, then $U=\R^2$ by problem 1. If $\dim U=1$, then for any nonzero $x\in U$, it follows that $U=\{kx:k\in\R\},$which it is the line through $x$ and the origin.

3. Solution: It is similar to Problem 2. If $\dim U=2$, there exist two linearly independent $x,y\in\R^3$. Then $U=\{k_1x+k_2y:k_1\in\R,k_2\in\R\},$which it is the plane through $x$, $y$ and the origin.

4. Solution: (a) A basis of $U$ is $x-6$, $x^2-6x$, $x^3-6x^2$ and $x^4-6x^3$. Of course, $x-6$, $x^2-6x$, $x^3-6x^2$ and $x^4-6x^3$ is linearly independent since they has different degrees (It is easy to check). Moreover, if $p(6)=0$, then $p(x)$ is divided by $x-6$, hence \begin{align*}p(x)=&(x-6)(k_3x^3+k_2x^2+k_1x+k_0)\\=&k_3(x^4-6x^3)+k_2(x^3-6x^2)+k_1(x^2-6x)+k_0(x-6)\end{align*} is a linear combination of $x-6$, $x^2-6x$, $x^3-6x^2$ and $x^4-6x^3$.

(b) Of course, $1$, $x-6$, $x^2-6x$, $x^3-6x^2$ and $x^4-6x^3$ is a basis of $\ca P_4(\mb F)$.

(c) Let $W=\{c:c\in\mb F\}$, then $\ca P_4(\mb F)=U\oplus W$ by (b).

5. Solution: (a) For polynomial $f(x)=ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e$, consider the condition when $f”(6)=0$. Then you will get a linear equation about $a,b,c,d,e$. Find a basis of the solution space of this linear equation. Then substitute it into $f(x)=ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e$, you will get a basis of $U$(why?). I skip the details and give a example of basis. $1$, $x$, $x^3-18x^2$, $x^4-12x^3$ is a basis of $U$.

(b) Of course, $1$, $x$, $x^2$, $x^3-18x^2$ and $x^4-12x^3$ is a basis of $\ca P_4(\mb R)$.

(c) Let $W=\{cx^2:c\in\mb R\}$, then $\ca P_4(\mb R)=U\oplus W$ by (b).

6. Solution: (a) For polynomial $f(x)=ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e$, consider the condition when $f(2)=f(5)$. Then you will get a linear equation about $a,b,c,d,e$. The dimension of the solution space of this linear equation is $4$, so is $U$(why?). Thus we only have to give $4$ linearly independent polynomials in $\ca P_4(\mb F)$ such that each of them attain the same value at $x=2$ and $x=5$. A good example is $1$, $x^2-7x+10$, $x(x^2-7x+10)$ and $x^2(x^2-7x+10)$.

(b) Of course, $1$, $x$, $x^2-7x+10$, $x(x^2-7x+10)$ and $x^2(x^2-7x+10)$ is a basis of $\ca P_4(\mb F)$.

(c) Let $W=\{cx:c\in\mb F\}$, then $\ca P_4(\mb F)=U\oplus W$ by (b).

7. Solution: (a) For polynomial $f(x)=ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e$, consider the condition when $f(2)=f(5)=f(6)$. Then you will get $2$ linear equations about $a,b,c,d,e$. The dimension of the solution space of this linear equation is $3$, so is $U$(why?). Thus we only have to give $3$ linearly independent polynomials in $\ca P_4(\mb F)$ such that each of them attain the same value at $x=2$, $x=5$ and $x=6$. A good example is $1$, $(x-2)(x-5)(x-6)$ and $x(x-2)(x-5)(x-6)$.

(b) Of course, $1$, $x$, $x^2$, $(x-2)(x-5)(x-6)$ and $x(x-2)(x-5)(x-6)$ is a basis of $\ca P_4(\mb F)$.

(c) Let $W=\{cx+dx^2:c\in\mb F,d\in\mb F\}$, then $\ca P_4(\mb F)=U\oplus W$ by (b).

8. Solution: (a) For polynomial $f(x)=ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e$, consider the condition when $\int_{-1}^1 f=0$. Then you will get a linear equation about $a,b,c,d,e$, which is $a/5+c/3+e=0$. Find a basis of the solution space of this linear equation. Then substitute it into $f(x)=ax^4+bx^3+cx^2+dx+e$, you will get a basis of $U$(why?). I skip the details and give a example of basis. $x$, $3x^2-1$, $x^3$ and $5x^4-1$ is a basis of $U$.

(b) Of course, $1$, $x$, $3x^2-1$, $x^3$ and $5x^4-1$ is a basis of $\ca P_4(\mb R)$.

(c) Let $W=\{c:c\in\mb R\}$, then $\ca P_4(\mb R)=U\oplus W$ by (b).

9. Solution: Note that $v_2-v_1=(v_2+w)-(v_1+w),$it follows that $v_2-v_1\in \mathrm{span}(v_1+w,\cdots,v_m+w)$. Similarly, $v_i-v_1\in \mathrm{span}(v_1+w,\cdots,v_m+w)$ for all $2\leqslant i\leqslant m$.

Actually, $v_2-v_1$, $\cdots$, $v_m-v_1$ is linearly independent since $v_1$, $\cdots$, $v_m$ is linearly independent in $V$. (It is easy to prove, see examples in Exercise 2.A and 2.B). By 2.33, it follows that $\dim\mathrm{span}(v_1+w,\cdots,v_m+w)\geqslant m-1.$

10. Solution: Because $p_0$ has degree $0$, we have $\mathrm{span}(p_0)=\mathrm{span}(1)$. If we assume that $\mathrm{span}(p_0,p_1,\cdots,p_i)=\mathrm{span}(1,x,\cdots,x^i).$ Then by assumption, it is trivial that $\mathrm{span}(p_0,p_1,\cdots,p_i,p_{i+1})\subset \mathrm{span}(1,x,\cdots,x^i,x^{i+1}).$On the other hand, $p_{i+1}$ has degree $i+1$, hence it can be written as $p_{i+1}=a_{i+1}x^{i+1}+f_{i+1}(x),$where $a_{i+1}\ne0$ and $\deg f_{i+1}(x)\leqslant i$. Then $x^{i+1}=\frac{1}{a_{i+1}}(p_{i+1}-f_{i+1}(x))\in \mathrm{span}(1,x,\cdots,x^i,p_{i+1}).$Note that $\mathrm{span}(p_0,p_1,\cdots,p_i)=\mathrm{span}(1,x,\cdots,x^i)$, we conclude $\mathrm{span}(1,x,\cdots,x^i,p_{i+1})=\mathrm{span}(p_0,p_1,\cdots,p_i,p_{i+1}).$Thus $x^{i+1}\in \mathrm{span}(p_0,p_1,\cdots,p_i,p_{i+1}),$then $\mathrm{span}(1,x,\cdots,x^i,x^{i+1})\subset \mathrm{span}(p_0,p_1,\cdots,p_i,p_{i+1}).$ By induction, we have $\mathrm{span}(p_0,p_1,\cdots,p_i)=\mathrm{span}(1,x,\cdots,x^i).$for all $0\leqslant i\leqslant m$. In particular, $\mathrm{span}(p_0,p_1,\cdots,p_m)=\mathrm{span}(1,x,\cdots,x^m)$means $p_0$, $p_1$, $\cdots$, $p_m$ is a basis of $\ca P(\mb F)$. Because $p_0$, $p_1$, $\cdots$, $p_m$ is a spanning list of $\ca P(\mb F)$ with the same length as the dimension of $\ca P_m(\mb F)$ (2.42).

11. Solution: By 2.43, we have $\dim(U\cap W)=\dim U+\dim W-\dim(U+W)=8-\dim(\mb R^8)=0.$Hence $U \cap W=\{0\}$, combining with $U+W=\mb R^8$, it follows that $\mb R^8=U\oplus W$.

12. Solution: By 2.43, we have $\dim(U\cap W)=\dim U+\dim W-\dim(U+W)=10-\dim(U+W).$Note that $U+W$ is a subspace of $\mb R^9$, it follows that $\dim(U+W)\leqslant 9$ (by 2.38). Hence $\dim(U\cap W)\geqslant 1$, i.e. $U \cap W\ne\{0\}$.

13. Solution: By 2.43, we have $\dim(U\cap W)=\dim U+\dim W-\dim(U+W)=8-\dim(U+W)\geqslant 8-\dim(\mb C^6)=2.$Hence there exists $e_1, e_2\in U\cap W$ such that $e_1$ and $e_2$ are linearly independent. Then neither of $e_1$ or $e_2$ is a scalar multiple of the other.

14. Solution: Choose a basis $\ca W_i$ of $U_i$, then by definition of direct sum, $U_1+\cdots+U_m$ can be spanned by the union of $\ca W_1$, $\cdots$, $\ca W_m$. From 2.31, we conclude $\dim(U_1+\cdots+U_m)\leqslant \dim U_1+\cdots+\dim U_m,$since the cardinality of the gather of $\ca W_1$, $\cdots$, $\ca W_m$ is no more than $\dim U_1+\cdots+\dim U_m$. In particular, $U_1+\cdots+U_m$ is finite-dimensional.

15. Solution: Let $(v_1,\cdots,v_n)$ be a basis of $V$. For each $j$, let $U_j$ equal $\mathrm{span}(v_j)$; in other words, $U_j=\{av_j:a\in\mathbb F\}$. It is easy to see that $\dim U_j=1$ for all $j=1,\cdots,n$. Because $(v_1,\cdots,v_n)$ is a basis of $V$, each vector in V can be written uniquely in the form $a_1v_1+\cdots+a_nv_n,$where $a_1$, $\cdots$, $a_n\in\mathbb F$. By definition of direct sum, this means that $V=U_1\oplus \cdots \oplus U_n$.

16. Solution: Since $U_1+\cdots+U_m$ is a direct sum, it follows that$U_1\oplus \cdots \oplus U_m=U_1+\cdots+U_m.$Hence $U_1\oplus \cdots \oplus U_m$ is finite dimensional by Problem 14. Now we use induction on $m$ to show$\dim U_1\oplus \cdots \oplus U_m= \dim U_1+\cdots+\dim U_m.$By 2.43, for $m=2$, we have$\dim(U_1+U_2)=\dim U_1+\dim U_2-\dim(U_1\cap U_2)=\dim U_1+\dim U_2$since $U_1\cap U_2=0$ as $U_1+U_2$ is a direct sum.

Suppose the equality is true for $m-1$. Now consider the case $m$, if $U_1+\cdots+U_m$ is a direct sum, then the only way to write $0$ as a sum $u_1+\cdots+u_m$, where each $u_j$ is in $U_j$, is by taking each $u_j$ equal to $0$. Therefore the only way to write $0$ as a sum $u_1+\cdots+u_{m-1}$, where each $u_j$ is in $U_j$, is by taking each $u_j$ equal to $0$. It follows that $U_1+\cdots+U_{m-1}$ is a direct sum, hence$\dim U_1\oplus \cdots \oplus U_{m-1}= \dim U_1+\cdots+\dim U_{m-1}.$On the other hand, let $W=U_1\oplus \cdots \oplus U_{m-1}$, then $U_1\oplus \cdots \oplus U_m=W+U_m$. Suppose $0=x+y$, where $x=x_1+\cdots+x_{m-1}\in W$ and $y\in u_m$, where each $x_j$ is in $U_j$, it follows from 1.44 that $x_i=0$ and $y=0$. Hence $W+U_m$ is a direct sum again by 1.44. Therefore by the inductive assumption, we have\begin{align*}&\ \dim U_1\oplus \cdots \oplus U_m\\ =&\ \dim(W+U_m)=\dim W+\dim U_m\\ =&\ \dim U_1+\cdots+\dim U_{m-1}+\dim U_m.\end{align*}

17. Solution: To give a counterexample, let $V=\mb R^2$, and let $U_1=\{(x,0):x\in\R\},$$U_2=\{(0,y):y\in\R\},$$U_3=\{(x,x):x\in\R\}.$Then $U_1+U_2+U_3=\R^2$, so $\dim(U_1+U_2+U_3)=2$. However, $\dim U_1=\dim U_2=\dim U_3=1$and $\dim(U_1\cap U_2)=\dim (U_2\cap U_3)=\dim (U_3\cap U_1)=\dim (U_1\cap U_2\cap U_3)=0.$Thus in this case our guess would reduce to the formula $2=3$, which is obviously false.