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Does A have an inverse? One might think A would have an inverse because it does not equal zero. However, 1 1 1 1 −1 1 = 0 0 and if A−1 existed, this could not happen because you could write 0 0 0 0 = A−1 −1 1 = A−1 A −1 1 = A−1 A −1 1 =I −1 1 = = , a contradiction. Thus the answer is that A does not have an inverse. 23 Let A = 1 1 1 2 2 −1 . Show −1 1 is the inverse of A. To check this, multiply 1 1 1 2 and 2 −1 2 −1 −1 1 −1 1 = 1 0 0 1 1 2 = 1 0 0 1 1 1 showing that this matrix is indeed the inverse of A.

1 The Coriolis Acceleration Imagine a point on the surface of the earth. Now consider unit vectors, one pointing South, one pointing East and one pointing directly away from the center of the earth. k ✛ j ❥ i✎ Denote the first as i, the second as j and the third as k. If you are standing on the earth you will consider these vectors as fixed, but of course they are not. As the earth turns, they change direction and so each is in reality a function of t. Nevertheless, it is with respect to these apparently fixed vectors that you wish to understand acceleration, velocities, and displacements.

Then B is of the form B = (b1 , · · · , bp ) where bk is an n × 1 matrix. 10) where Abk is an m × 1 matrix. Hence AB as just defined is an m × p matrix. 5 Multiply the following.  1 2 0 2 1 1  1 2 0  0 3 1  −2 1 1 The first thing you need to check before doing anything else is whether it is possible to do the multiplication. The first matrix is a 2 × 3 and the second matrix is a 3 × 3. Therefore, is it possible to multiply these matrices. According to the above discussion it should be a 2 × 3 matrix of the form   Second column Third column First column        1 2 0   1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1   0 ,  3 ,  1    0 2 1 0 2 1  0 2 1  −2 1 1   You know how to multiply a matrix times a three columns.

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