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I wanted to use the Wronskian on { \(\displaystyle 1 , x, x^2, x^3\)} , but as I understand, it only proves linear independence and not the converse.

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I wanted to use the Wronskian on { \(\displaystyle 1 , x, x^2, x^3\)} , but as I understand, it only proves linear independence and not the converse.

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Hi delgeezee!

I wanted to use the Wronskian on { \(\displaystyle 1 , x, x^2, x^3\)} , but as I understand, it only proves linear independence and not the converse.

Can you elaborate?

For starters, what do you mean by p2?

And how do your $a_i$ tie in?