On 5/23/2012 1:03 AM, Russell Standish wrote:

The definition is a somewhat wordy, but essentially technically correct, form of the standard definition of a basis in Linear Algebra.## Advertising

What is your question, exactly?

Hi Russell,

`Could you elaborate on the dependence of the basis being given in a`

`definite order?`

Cheers On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 09:09:07AM -0400, Stephen P. King wrote: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. 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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