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Re: How to mutiply a 3x1 and 1x3 vector

  • Subject: [mg3098] Re: How to mutiply a 3x1 and 1x3 vector
  • From: fjl0014 at ucs.usl.edu (Lombardo Fernando J)
  • Date: 31 Jan 1996 04:04:15 -0600
  • Approved: usenet@wri.com
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  • Newsgroups: wri.mathgroup
  • Organization: Univ. of Southwestern La., Lafayette
  • Sender: daemon at wri.com

In article <4ekes6$6gj at dragonfly.wri.com>,
Stephen Nichols <snichols at onramp.net> wrote:
>
>Hi,
>
>I have another question that I thought would be simple to to in Mathematica.
>I have two vectors A={1,2,3} and B={3,4,5}.  How do I multiple them together
>to get a 3x3 matrix.  A . B gives me a scalar result.  Mma seems to always
>treat the first one as a row vector and the second as a column vector.  I
>need it to do the opposite.  Treat the first as a column vector and the second
>as a row vector.  Any ideas?
>
>thanks,
>
I had a similar problem. Try instead to define your vectors like:
A={{1,2,3}} and B={{3,4,5,}}. and then do Transpose[A].B
I think you will get a 3x3 matrix.

-Fernando    fjl at usl.edu



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