Aniruddha V Deshmukh
Articles written in Resonance – Journal of Science Education
Volume 25 Issue 11 November 2020 pp 1547-1558 General Article
In this article, we will see why all the axioms of a vector space are important in its deﬁnition. During a regular course, when an undergraduate student encounters the deﬁnition of vector spaces for the ﬁrst time, it is natural for the student to think of some axioms as redundant and unnecessary. In this article, we shall deal with only one axiom 1 · v = v and its importance. In the article, we would ﬁrst try to prove that it is redundant just as an undergraduate student would (in the ﬁrst attempt), and then point out the mistake in the proof, and provide an example which will be suﬃcient to show the importance of the axiom.
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