Linear hull

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of a set in a vector space

The intersection of all subspaces containing . The set is also called the subspace generated by .


This is also called the linear envelope. The closure of the linear hull of a set is called the linear closure of this set.

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This article was adapted from an original article by M.I. Voitsekhovskii (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article