The
*basis*
in
-dimensional space is called the ordered system of
linearly independent vectors.

For the following description, intoduce some additional concepts.

Expression of the form:

, where
−
some scalars and
is called
*linear combination*
of the vectors
.

If there are exist the numbers such as at least one of then is not equal to zero (for example ) and the condition:

is hold, the the system of vectors
−
is called
*linear-dependent*.

If the equality above is hold if and only if, all the numbers
,
then the system of vectors
−
is called
*linear-independent*.

The
*basis*
can only be formed by the
*linear-independent*
system of vectors. The conception of linear dependence/independence of the system of vectors are closely related to the conception of
matrix rank.

Our online calculator is able to check whether the system of vectors forms the
*basis*
with step by step solution.

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