Hi Folks,

`Lizr's resent post got me thinking again about the concept of a`

`basis and reading the wiki article brought up a question.`

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basis_%28linear_algebra%29

`"In linear algebra <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_algebra>, a`

`*basis* is a set of linearly independent`

`<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_independence> vectors`

`<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_space> that, in a linear`

`combination <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_combination>, can`

`represent every vector in a given vector space`

`<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_space> or free module`

`<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_module>, or, more simply put, which`

`define a "coordinate system" /_*(as long as the basis is given a`

`definite order*_/)."`

`The reference to that phrase that I have highlighted was`

`unavailable, so I ask the resident scholars here for any comment on it.`

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