Re: MatrixPower problem

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124111] Re: MatrixPower problem*From*: per at RQNNE.invalid (Per Rønne)*Date*: Mon, 9 Jan 2012 03:19:14 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201201071024.FAA19580@smc.vnet.net> <jebnln$1do$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: spam at RQNNE.dk (Per Rønne)

Ralph Dratman <ralph.dratman at gmail.com> wrote: > MatrixForm, as well as Column, Row, TableForm, and some others, are > really only for display. Their output cannot be calculated with, or at > least not in the same way as the original matrix. > > I do think that should be mentioned more prominently in the Wolfram > documentation. So do I. Being a computer science major it surprises me. > One other point: don't create a capitalized variable name like "P". As mentioned in another reply in this thread (which by now seem to have broken into two pieces), it is meant for a Linear Algebra assignment at college. I have returned to school again to get a further degree in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics. And the college teacher has given the matrix the name 'P'. -- Per Erik Rønne http://www.RQNNE.dk Errare humanum est, sed in errore perseverare turpe

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