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Re: Symbolic matrix operations

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  • Subject: [mg96734] Re: Symbolic matrix operations
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 05:02:11 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gnqo55$cah$1@smc.vnet.net>

Symbolic matrices and operations on them are not built-in in
Mathematica, but it is possible to define them. Look into the
GeneralVectorAnalysis package at http://ftp.physics.uwa.edu.au/pub/Mathematica/Calculus/
for ideas of an implementation.

Cheers -- Sjoerd


On Feb 22, 7:34 am, "Dmitriy Shin" <dvs... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know how to perform symbolic matrix operations in mathematica
> without computing on the element level?
> For example, if I need to expand (AB)^T and get the result in the form B^=
T
> A^T, what should I type?
> I am trying to find a way to simplify matrix equations without actually
> multiplying, transposing, inversing etc matrices on the element level.
>
> Thanks.
> DS



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