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mikecoon
09/11/06 7:00pm

I created a 3 by 3 matrix using the create matrix. I then created a second matrix b which is the matrix to the second power using the following:
b = MatrixPower[a,2] // MatrixForm


So I got a matrix in matrix form. But later on, I decided to change the matrix a and redid b except this time I got the following output:

MatrixPower[(my matrix), 2].

In other words, Mathematica did not carry out the command.

I restarted Mathematica and it still wont carry out MatrixPower.
I also did Inverse and it outputted :

Inverse[(my matrix)].

Why is Mathematica not carrying out the calculations?
mikecoon

attached is the notebook


Attachment: test.nb, URL: ,

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matrix commands wont run mikecoon 09/11/06 7:00pm
Re: matrix commands wont run yeyuda ben-s... 09/12/06 00:36am
Re: matrix commands wont run mikecoon 09/12/06 10:00pm
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