Re: Multiplying Elements of arrays: Inner product

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg68520] Re: Multiplying Elements of arrays: Inner product*From*: Peter Pein <petsie at dordos.net>*Date*: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 04:18:11 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <eb9p9g$t1m$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Gopinath Venkatesan schrieb: > I have to dot multiply cd (3x3 matrix) by ab (3x1 column vector). then you should do it: Dot[cd,ab] or simply cd.ab > Also I defined values for the first row and the diagonal elements of cd matrix, as well as defined the column vector ab with values. Now ab = {1, 2, 3}, and cd = {{1, 2, 3}, {b[2,1], 1, b[2,3]}, {b[3,1], b[3,2], 1}}. > > I expect the ef to be {14, 2+b[2,1]+3b[2,3], 3+b[3,1]+2b[3,2]} column vector. But it returns the first element in unevaluated form as 1.1+2.2+3.3. Why is this so? How to make it evaluate them? Thanks for the suggestions. Please see below for my example. > > ab = Array[a, 3]; > cd = Array[b, {3, 3}]; > ef = Array[c, 3]; > Do[cd[[i, i]] = 1, {i, 1, 3}]; > cd[[1, 2]] = 2; > cd[[1, 3]] = 3; > Do[ab[[i]] = i, {i, 1, 3}]; > Do[ef[[i]] = 0, {i, 1, 3}]; > Do[ef[[i]] = ef[[i]] + cd[[i, k]].ab[[k]], {i, 1, 3}, {k, 1, 3}]; > > Gopinath > Hi Gopinath, first, assign values to ab and cd: In[1]:= cd = {ab = {1, 2, 3}, {b[2, 1], 1, b[2, 3]}, {b[3, 1], b[3, 2],1}}; In[2]:= (* (very long) - use the definition of matrix -multiplication *) ef = {0, 0, 0}; Do[ef[[i]] += cd[[i,j]]*ab[[j]], {j, 3}, {i, 3}]; ef Out[3]= {14, 2 + b[2, 1] + 3*b[2, 3], 3 + b[3, 1] + 2*b[3, 2]} In[4]:= (* (long:) simplify first method by using "row dot col" *) ef = {0, 0, 0}; Do[ef[[i]] += cd[[i]] . ab, {i, 3}]; ef Out[5]= {14, 2 + b[2, 1] + 3*b[2, 3], 3 + b[3, 1] + 2*b[3, 2]} In[6]:= (* (short:) use the built in matrix multiplication *) ef = cd . ab Out[6]= {14, 2 + b[2, 1] + 3*b[2, 3], 3 + b[3, 1] + 2*b[3, 2]} Hope that helps, Peter