       Re: supressing argument evaluation by function Part

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• Subject: Re: supressing argument evaluation by function Part
• From: uunet!einstein.tamu.edu!phil (Philip B. Yasskin)
• Date: Thu, 19 Apr 90 14:52:47 CDT

```The reason you get error messages from

lhs = { { -(k^2 + lamsq[[n]]), lamsq[[n]] },
{ lamsq[[n]], -(k^2 + lamsq[[n]]) } }

rhs = { { -(k^2 + lamsq[[n]]) u1[[n]], lamsq[[n]] u1[[n]] },
{ lamsq[[n]] u2[[n]], -(k^2 + lamsq[[n]]) u2[[n]] } }

cmatrix[k_,n_] = Inverse[lhs] . rhs

is that n is not defined as a number when you define lhs and rhs.  The
errors should dissappear if you insert the expressions for lhs and rhs
into the formula for cmatrix.  However, the following should be much
faster since you don't have to recompute the n-th component
repeatedly:

In:= cmatrix[k_,n_] :=
Block[{lamsqn=lamsq[[n]], u1n=u1[[n]], u2n=u2[[n]]},
lhs = { { -(k^2 + lamsqn), lamsqn },
{ lamsqn, -(k^2 + lamsqn) } };
rhs = { { -(k^2 + lamsqn) u1n, lamsqn u1n },
{ lamsqn u2n, -(k^2 + lamsqn) u2n } };
Inverse[lhs] . rhs
]

In:= lamsq = {1,2,3,4}

Out= {1, 2, 3, 4}

In:= u1 = {2,4,6,8}

Out= {2, 4, 6, 8}

In:= u2 = {1,3,5,7}

Out= {1, 3, 5, 7}

In:= cmatrix[1,2]

24    6     6  11
Out= {{--, -(-)}, {-, --}}
5     5     5  5

Phil Yasskin     phil at einstein.tamu.edu

```

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