Re: trouble with obtaining eigenvalue of parametric matrix

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg128394] [mg128394] Re: trouble with obtaining eigenvalue of parametric matrix*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:01:27 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@wolfram.com*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newout@smc.vnet.net*Delivered-to*: mathgroup-newsend@smc.vnet.net*References*: <20121011060747.B7BE868A6@smc.vnet.net>

As the error message indicated, your list doesn't represent a matrix. A matrix is represented by a list consisting of lists, representing its rows, that all have the same length. Look at your list: mat = {{ec, tc, tc, , 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {tc, ec, 0, tc, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {tc, 0, ec, 0, tc, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, tc, 0, ec, 0, tc, zc, xc, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, tc, 0, ec, tc, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, tc, tc, ec, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, zc, 0, 0, ez, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, xc, 0, 0, 0, ex, 0, xo, xy, xo, xy}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, ey, nyx, yy, yx, yy}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, xo, nyx, ex, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, xy, yy, 0, ey, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, xo, nyx, 0, 0, ex, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, xy, yy, 0, 0, 0, ey}}; Dimensions/@ mat {{14}, {13}, {13}, {13}, {13}, {13}, {13}, {13}, {15}, {13}, {13}, \ {13}, {13}} You can see the same thing is you inspect the output of: mat // MatrixForm On Oct 11, 2012, at 2:07 AM, Mehrzad Sasanpoor <mz_spoor at yahoo.com> wrote: > > I have a parametric 13*13 matrix as following and I want to find their eigenvalues in term of these parameters. > > Eigenvalues[{{ec, > tc, tc, ,0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {tc, ec, 0, tc, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, > 0}, {tc, 0, ec, 0, tc, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, tc, 0, ec, 0, tc, zc, xc, 0, > 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, tc, 0, ec, tc, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, tc, tc, ec, 0, > 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0} ,{0, 0, 0, zc, 0, 0, ez, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, xc, 0, 0, > 0, ex, 0, xo, xy, xo, xy}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, ey, nyx, yy, yx, yy}, > {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, xo, nyx, ex, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, xy, yy, 0, ey, > 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, xo, nyx, 0, 0, ex, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, xy, yy, > 0, 0, 0, ey}}] > > > but I face with this error? > > Eigenvalues::matsq: Argument \ > {{ec,tc,tc,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,<<3>>},{tc,ec,0,tc,0,0,0,0,0,0,<<3>>},{tc,0,\ > = ec,0,tc,0,0,0,0,0,<<3>>},<<5>>,{0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,<<5>>},{0,0,0,0,0,\ > 0,0,xo,nyx,ex,<<3>>},<<3>>} at position 1 is not a nonempty square \ > matrix. >> > > what should I do? > > thanks a lot for your attention --- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**trouble with obtaining eigenvalue of parametric matrix***From:*Mehrzad Sasanpoor <mz_spoor@yahoo.com>