Maths - Vector Subspaces

For 'H' to be a subspace of a vector space 'V' it must have 3 properties:

Example of a Subspace

a vector space in 3 dimensions x,y and z
a subspace of V formed by setting the z dimenstion to zero.


If v1…vp are in a vector space V, then span{v1…vp}is a subspace of V.

Lattice of Vector Subspaces

We can represent the relationships between a whole set of subspaces by a lattice structure (lattices are described on this page).

subvector lattice

One way to encode this lattice structure of algebras is, as a Clifford algebra, as explained on this page.

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