Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Matrix – Definition

Matrix is a set of mn numbers (real or imaginary) arranged in the form a rectangular array of m rows and n columns. It is called an m×n matrix and is read ‘m by b matrix’.


1. A matrix is a rectangular array of numbers [aij]
2. A matrix with m rows and n columns is called an m×n matrix and the size or dimension of this matrix is said to be m×n.
3. Two matrices are said to be equal provided they are of the same dimension and corresponding elements of the two matrices are equal.
4. A matrix is termed as square matrix if m = n or its size is m×m.

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