## What is symmetric and antisymmetric?

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Relation R on set A is symmetric if (b, a)∈R and (a,b)∈R. Relation R on a set A is asymmetric if(a,b)∈R but (b,a)∉ R. Relation R of a set A is antisymmetric if (a,b) ∈ R and (b,a) ∈ R, then a=b. “Is equal to” is a symmetric relation, such as 3 = 2+1 and 1+2=3.

**Is antisymmetric the opposite of symmetric?**

Symmetric and anti-symmetric relations are not opposite because a relation R can contain both the properties or may not.

**What is asymmetric and antisymmetric relation?**

Antisymmetric means that the only way for both aRb and bRa to hold is if a = b. It can be reflexive, but it can’t be symmetric for two distinct elements. Asymmetric is the same except it also can’t be reflexive. An asymmetric relation never has both aRb and bRa, even if a = b.

### What is anti symmetric in maths?

In mathematics, a binary relation on a set is antisymmetric if there is no pair of distinct elements of each of which is related by to the other. More formally, is antisymmetric precisely if for all. or equivalently, The definition of antisymmetry says nothing about whether actually holds or not for any .

**What is antisymmetric matrix with an example?**

An antisymmetric matrix, also known as a skew-symmetric or antimetric matrix, is a square matrix that satisfies the identity. (1) where is the matrix transpose. For example, (2)

**What is symmetric relation in mathematics?**

A symmetric relation is a type of binary relation. An example is the relation “is equal to”, because if a = b is true then b = a is also true. Formally, a binary relation R over a set X is symmetric if: where the notation means that . If RT represents the converse of R, then R is symmetric if and only if R = RT.

#### What is asymmetric in discrete math?

In discrete Maths, an asymmetric relation is just opposite to symmetric relation. In a set A, if one element less than the other, satisfies one relation, then the other element is not less than the first one. Hence, less than (<), greater than (>) and minus (-) are examples of asymmetric.

**How do you prove antisymmetric?**

To prove an antisymmetric relation, we assume that (a, b) and (b, a) are in the relation, and then show that a = b. To prove that our relation, R, is antisymmetric, we assume that a is divisible by b and that b is divisible by a, and we show that a = b.

**Which is an example of symmetric property?**

For example, all of the following are demonstrations of the symmetric property: If x + y = 7, then 7 = x + y. If 2c – d = 3e + 7f, then 3e + 7f = 2c – d. If apple = orange, then orange = apple.

## What is symmetric example?

Symmetric is something where one side is a mirror image or reflection of the other. An example of symmetric is when you have two cabinets of exactly the same size and shape on either side of your refrigerator.

**What will I learn in Discrete Math?**

I’ve learnt how to break down problems into smaller parts.

**What is anti-symmetric relation in discrete Maths?**

Antisymmetric relation is a concept based on symmetric and asymmetric relation in discrete math . To put it simply, you can consider an antisymmetric relation of a set as a one with no ordered pair and its reverse in the relation. A relation becomes an antisymmetric relation for a binary relation R on a set A.

### What is the difference between math and Discrete Math?

A piano makes music in a “discrete” way: On a piano,there is no note between C and C#.

**What is the best book for studying discrete mathematics?**

– (1) Discrete Mathematics and Application by Kenneth Rosen. This is a huge bulky book .Exercises are very easy and repeats a little . – (2)Elements of Discrete Mathematics by C.L. Liu . – (3) The art of Computer programming volume 1 by Donald Knuth . Very solid content . – (4) Concrete Mathematics by Graham , Knuth and Patashnik .