Questions on the manipulation of matrices in Mathematica.

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How do I keep the right ordering of eigenvalues using Eigensystem?

I'm having an issue with the Eigensystem command. I need to diagonalize a bunch of 3 by 3 complex valued matrices, but more importantly, I need to keep the exact ...
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“Indexing” a vector

I need to "index" a vector according to the first occurence of its distinct elements. I have written ...
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Making a conjecture concerning a certain upper-triangular matrix

I have searched for commands which will let me to create matrices and do matrix operations, but I don't know how to apply Mathematica to the following exercise. Make a conjecture for the result of ...
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Matrix Multiplication in context of row and column vectors

I've been looking at some matrices in Mathematica and I've noticed something very weird: They're extremely temperamental when it comes to dot products! For example, if I have the following, ...
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Time-efficient creation of matrix

I have expressions like xx1=FF[1, 1] GG[1, 1] + FF[1, 1] GG[2, 2] + FF[2, 2] GG[2, 2] xx2=2*FF[1, 2] GG[1, 1] + FF[1, 1] GG[1, 2] + FF[2, 2] GG[2, 2] and I want ...
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Matrix consisting of the matrices [duplicate]

I need Dirac Matrix in my work. They consists of PauliMatrix and ZeroMatrix, which is: ZeroMatrix:=IdentityMatrix[2]-IdentityMatrix[2] I define Dirac Matrix as: ...
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Ragged Diamonds

diamond[n_Integer] := Table[1, {#}] & /@ (Range[n]~ Join~Range[n - 1, 1, -1]) diamond[5] // MatrixForm How could a more functional, "tablefree", solution ...
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Question about the matrix operation [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is an automatic way to do this kind of matrix operation. For example, for a given matrix ...
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Inserting rows of one matrix into rows of another matrix sequentially

I have two matrices M1 and M2. Both have same number of columns but different number of rows. I want to make a new matrix M which should have 1st row form M1, second row form M2, third row form M1, ...
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Matrix manipulation

Thank you for looking and answering this question. I am trying to create a new matrix from an old one. Meaning, I have a original matrix that's 20x20. I want to keep the first five lines of the ...
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$SU(4)$ Structure constants in mathematica

How can I write a mathematica function which will output arbitrary structure constants of SU(4)?
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Sporadic bugs in multidimensional SparseArray objects

Udate This SparseArray[] bug is (apparently) fixed on version 10.0 ...
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Matrix containing ellipse

I have to make a matrix which contains elements in an ellipse shaped region, but I need to make ellipse region in such a way that larger axis of ellipse is inclined with angle θ with horizontal. With ...
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Forming an upper triangular matrix from the elements of a list

I asked this question before, but i was closed because it the question was not comprehensible enough. So i reworded it, hope that's ok. I have a list with 6 elements. ...
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Map Elements of a list to be Index of matrix

I have a sublist from Tuples[{1, 2, 3}, 2], say for example L={{1,2},{2,1},{2,2}}, and a 3 x 3 matrix ...
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Weird behavior when changing parts of matrix

I have this matrix: mat = {{1, 2, 3, 4, 5}, {6, 7, 8, 9, 10}, {11, 12, 13, 14, 15}, {16, 17, 18, 19, 20}, {21, 22, 23, 24, 25}}; and here are its second row ...
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Quick Hessian matrix and gradient calculation?

I am absolutely new to Mathematica and I actually want to try implementing a little optimization method . Long story short assuming I have a predefined two-variable function f(x,y) I want to ...
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how to solve an optimization problem in terms of matrices as the argument

How can I minimize an expression of the form a^T A a where a is a matrix. The following approach does not work if ...
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Finding maximum value with position from Table of values

I have this table of values, how do I find the maximum value? i.e. find $z_{max}(x,y)$ ...
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how to extract a matrix and a vector from a vector [duplicate]

I have a vector like this: V = {a*exp1+b*exp2+c*exp3, a*exp4+b*exp5+c*exp6, a*exp7+b*exp8+c*exp9} and I want to get : ...
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Symbolic matrix calculus: What's new in Version 9

I have seen some of the related posts, which ask about doing matrix calculation on tensors unknown dimensions. One of the posts mentioned that version 9 has some capability, but it was concerned about ...
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Fast method to select matrix elements based on a vector of positions

There is an operation for which I have long wanted to find a better solution. Let: a be a matrix of dimensions $m\times n$ ...
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How to solve an operator form of an integral equation by iteration method?

How I can obtain the $n^{th}$ approximation of the following Operator form integral equation? $F(t)=A(t)+\int_0^tds B(s)F(s)$, where $A(t)=\bigg{(}\begin{matrix}t&0\\Cos(t)&1 ...
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How to input and output partitioned matrices that show partitions and compute as normal?

I want to demonstrate multiplication of partitioned matrices as in the example here. Using the Insert Menu, you can build a matrix and draw lines between rows and columns. However, I want to be able ...
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Collect the lists

I have a list of lists from which I pick out the positions of the number 1 and then print out these positions for each list. I am having some trouble collecting what I am printing into a list / matrix ...
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deleteduplicates Delete elements of a list [duplicate]

I have a math problem about Mathematica, I am looking help from you. I hope that you could help me. The Math Problem: list= { {0,0,1},{1,0,0},{0,1,0} ,{1,2,3}}; ...
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Speeding Up Replacing of Labels in Large Matrix?

I am Mathematica novice and am trying to find a fast way to replace labels in some rather large matrices (512x512 or 1024x1024) that have resulted from segmenting images with WatershedComponents or ...
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How to plot a graph from it's incidence matrix?

I'm using Mathematica v9 and am trying to draw a graph by using it's incidence graph, but it won't draw it, which occurs an error "is not a valid incidence matrix.". But I've checked my matrix, and ...
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All possible pairs of two items

I have 4 different items {1, 2, 3, 4}. I want to obtain all possible pairs of two of the items. I have written: ...
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How to power-series expand determinants?

Say $g$ is a matrix which is given as, $g = g_0 + xg_2 + x^2 g_4 .. +x^{d/2 -1}g_{d-2}+ x^{d/2}(g_d + h_d(log (x)))$ where $d$ is an even number and each $g_i$ is a matrix (same dimension as $g$) and ...
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Is there an easy way to divide a matrix into four blocks?

I often get a data table with column names and row names. For example: ...
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LinearSolve failing to find solution to system of linear equations of 64 variables

I've got a 64x64 Matrix L for which I want to find the solution to the matrix equation L . x == rho. L is defined as ...
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A matrix-vector cross product

I want to do a cross product involving a vector of Pauli matrices $\vec \sigma = \left( {{\sigma _1},{\sigma _2},{\sigma _3}} \right)$; for example, $\vec \sigma \times \left( {1,2,3} \right)$. ...
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Generic Matrices

A multivariate Gaussian distribution for $k$ dimensions looks like this: $$\frac{1}{\sqrt{(2\pi)^k|\mathbf \Sigma|}}\mathbf e^{ -\frac 1 2 \mathbf x^T \mathbf \Sigma^{-1}\mathbf x }$$ $\mathbf x$ ...
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Efficient way to build a certain quadratic matrix

For odd n I'm looking for a short and swift way to construct with (f.e.) n = 3 n = 11 ...
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How to track row swap in Gaussian elimination?

How do I track which rows were swapped in the Gaussian elimination using RowReduce? I am doing metabolic control analysis on a mathematical of the energy metabolism I have in Mathematica. I need to ...
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Geometric Transformation not working - degenerate points?

I've successfully used FindGeometricTransformation to project the simplex triangle onto the x-y plane: ...
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How can I reproduce the MatrixForm, NumberForm, XyzForm behavior?

I wish to write a function like MatrixForm, that affect only display but not evaluation, i.e. a function that automatically is stripped away from output. More ...
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How to get rid of nested matrices

If I type into Mathematica TensorProduct[IdentityMatrix[2],IdentityMatrix[2]] It gives me a result that has nested matrices. How do I turn that into a normal ...
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solving series of matrices by simply multiplication

I have a number of matrices {2*2} containing element in series ....so by what method I solve that ... ...
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Checkbox Matrix

Is it possible to create a dynamically changing binary $n \times n$ matrix $A$, which appears to the user as a $n \times n$ matrix/table of checkboxes and the user can change the entries of $A$ by ...
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Output of mathematica. Quaternion to Matrix

If I have the following instructions: How will it be the output/how will it appears in Mathematica? something like this: I can't recognize the output in mathematica... How can I do to appear ...
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How to sequentially select, from a large set of tuples (of matrices), those with a certain property

I'm interested in finding a computationally efficient way for selecting all tuples of matrices which have a certain property. The property I'm interested in is that I want the column sum, of f[the ...