An elementary treatment of general inner products

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A typical first course on linear algebra is usually restricted to vector spaces over the real numbers and the usual positive-definite inner product. Hence, the proof that dim(S) + dim(S ) = dim(V) is not presented in a way that generalizes to non-positive?definite inner products or to vector spaces over other fields. In this note we give such a proof.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalCollege Mathematics Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Education


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