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*Subject*: [mg27277] Re: [mg27273] matrices & polynomials in mathematica
*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <andrzej at tuins.ac.jp>
*Date*: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 03:30:50 -0500 (EST)
*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
Well, here is a function that shoudl do what you want:
PolynomialMatrix[p_, x_][A_?MatrixQ] /; PolynomialQ[p, x] :=
Module[{u = CoefficientList[p, x], l, X}, l = Length[u];
u.(MatrixPower[X, #] & /@ Range[0, l - 1]) /. X -> A]
For example, let
p = 2 + 3x + 5x^2;
A = {{1, 2}, {1, -2}};
then
In[5]:=
PolynomialMatrix[p, x][A]
Out[5]=
{{20, -4}, {-2, 26}}
To see more clearly if this works let's try a case where we know what the
answeris:
In[6]:=
p = Det[x*IdentityMatrix[2] - A] // Expand
Out[6]=
2
-4 + x + x
In[7]:=
PolynomialMatrix[p, x][A]
Out[7]=
{{0, 0}, {0, 0}}
So it seems to work.
--
Andrzej Kozlowski
Toyama International University
JAPAN
http://platon.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp/andrzej/
http://sigma.tuins.ac.jp/
on 01.2.16 5:58 PM, news.tue.nl at student at tue.nl wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have the following problem.
> I have written a mathematica-module that automatically produces a certain
> polynomial as a result. But I want another module to use this first module
> and fill in a matrix in this polynomial.
> for example: f[x]=1+x+x^2
> But when I compute f[A] where A is a matrix, mathematica interprets 1 as a
> matrix filled with ones in stead of the identity-matrix. And A^2 is
> pointswise multiplication in stead of matrix-multiplication.
> Is there an option to let Mathematica know that the polynomial works on
> matrices?
>
> Chris
>
> PS. I am aware of the possibility to multiply matrices using . (dot) but the
> problem is that the polynomial is the result of some computations and I need
> to have mathematica interpret this polynomial on matrices automatically.
>
>
>
>
>
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