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Re: Matrix Dot Product

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  • Subject: [mg52200] Re: [mg52159] Matrix Dot Product
  • From: yehuda ben-shimol <benshimo at>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 04:31:15 -0500 (EST)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

You have a special function for that Dot[ ]
please look below


RowBox[{"\<\"a.b.c or Dot[a, b, c] gives products of vectors, matrices and \
tensors.\"\>", " ",


MacDonald, Calum (MAT) wrote:

>I was wondering if someone could please help me with a command for
>calculating the dot product of two (NxN) matrices. 
>For example, for  two (2x2) matrices, A and B, we define the dot product
>A(1,1)*B(1,1) + A(2,1)*B(2,1) + A(1,2)*B(1,2) + A(2,2)*B(2,2)
>i.e. we multiply corresponding entries of the matrices and sum these
>It is easy to write this in a loop but for large matrices the
>calculation is rather slow.
>Is there a Mathematica function that I can call that will allow me to do
>this faster?

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