Matrix/tensor algebra shortcuts?
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- Subject: [mg119615] Matrix/tensor algebra shortcuts?
- From: Hauke Reddmann <fc3a501 at uni-hamburg.de>
- Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 05:18:16 -0400 (EDT)
Two questions. My tensors are very sparse, in fact if it has e.g. two upper and one lower index T_ab_c, then the only nonzero elements have a+b=c. (This is general, always sum of upper=sum of lower.) Clearly, if I could avoid carrying through all the zeroes I could save a factor n (and already at dimension n=10 Mathematica chokes on time and space ressources for my problems). Do you have a more elegant way than throwing all Outer and Dot and so on out of the window and programming everything with Do loops? Another thing. Sometimes I don't even want to specify the matrices and just need a formal noncommutative multiplication "knowing" that Z°(l*(Y+W))°(X*m)= l*m*Z°Y°X+l*m*Z°W°X (where of course ° is some matrix multiplication sign, * is normal scalar multiplication, and scalar, distributive and associative properties should be executed latest on an Expand command. How can I define me a ° with these properties? Please answer n00b-friendly. :-) -- Hauke Reddmann <:-EX8 fc3a501 at uni-hamburg.de Leierklang und ein flammendes Inferno grüßen dich auf das Allerzärtlichste