Chapter 9

Matrix Algebra

Thus far, we have been doing algebra involving numbers and functions. It is also possible to apply the operations of algebra to more general types of mathematical entities. In this chapter, we will deal with *matrices*, which are *ordered arrays* of numbers or functions. For example, a matrix which we designate by the symbol can represent a collection of quantities arrayed as follows:

(9.1)

The subscripts and on the *matrix ...*

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