Questions on the manipulation of matrices in Mathematica.

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how to diagonalize this symbolic matrix?

m = {{0, 0, w}, {0, t, -w}, {w, -w, r}} use equation P^(−1)A P, how to obtain P with Mathematica? Thanks!
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An efficient way to compare two matrices

I have two matrices mat1 and mat2, both are results from different algorithms that are supposed to calculate the same result. The nmax is around 300, the q varies from 0.001 to 1. ...
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How to extract a part of matrix satisfying certain condition(s)

I have a following matrix ...
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Automatically discover the class of an arbitrary matrix

In Wolfram|Alpha it is possible to discover some specific classes to which a matrix belongs. For instance, typing this in Wolfram|Alpha ...
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A Product function for matrix products

I would like to use an equivalent of the product-function in mathematica, but where instead of multiplying numbers I multiply matrices?
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Programming for matrix manipulation

I want to write a programme which operates on nd x nd matrices. The programme looks the matrix as a n x n block matrix where ...
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Returning the 3-dimensional vector from a skew symmetric matrix

I'm trying to write a function that takes in a skew symmetric matrix and returns the corresponding vector. When I write the following code, it works when I leave it as variables, but it does not work ...
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Display problem multiplying matrix [duplicate]

I'm multiplying matrices and I don't get answer I want I just get matrix M times matrix N, there is no result. What to do and ...
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Replace part in a matrix that matches specific pattern

I have the following problem. Given a matrix L which looks as follows, Matrix L is a link, route matrix. Further, I got the following vector (d), which indicates the demand per vertex combination. ...
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Calculating eigensystem of a matrix containing very small numbers [duplicate]

I'm dealing with a matrix containing very small numbers like 10^(-370). When I compute the eigensystem of my matrix, it takes too much time, though the matrix size is not large. Can anyone explain ...
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how to read this result? [duplicate]

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Verticepair - route matrix

I have the following problem. I have two lists: list1 defines all possible commodities in a network g. E.g. Form vertex 1 to ...
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Mapping a function of the form matrix[[row,column1;;column2]] over a list

I want to create a list of lists of values by mapping values[[row, col1;;col2]] over a list like {{r1,c1,c2},{r2,c2,c3},... } to ...
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Matrix elements scope definition

Alright, I'm very new to Mathematica and I have yet to learn a lot so please bear with me (sorry if this is a duplicate!): I want to create an $n\times n$ matrix $C$ with elements $c_{i,j}$ with $i,j ...
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How to get an element of a list , which is computed out of substituted variables?

What is the best way to get the element of a list, which is computed out of substituded variables? For example one wants to get the first element of the first row of ...
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Request for clarification of Eigensystem::eivn message

What causes the problem of "two eigenvectors associated to one single multiplicity eigenvalue" that I am experiencing? After several transformations to simplify an unwieldy matrix, I end up with the ...
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Compose many Geometric Transformations for 3D Graphics

I'm struggling to understand what would be a good way to compose several geometrical transformations to create a single TransformationFunction to be applied to a ...
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Creating a matrix from a list of simultaneous equations

I have a list of n simultaneous equations of the form, w A[n] = (K[n,n+1]+K[n-1,n])A[n] - K[n,n+1]A[n+1] - K[n-1,n]A[n-1] ...
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Generate random nxn matrix with all negative eigenvalues

I need to generate an nxn matrix with random entries, but I also need all of the eigenvalues to be negative (real or complex doesn't matter). I have: ...
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Find the NullSpace of a matrix whose determinant is “almost” zero

If $A$ is a matrix such that $\det(A)=0$, it is easy to get a basis of the kernel of $A$ with NullSpace[A]. Now let's consider a matrix $B$, function of a ...
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Is there a command like meshgrid in Mathematica? [duplicate]

Just like the title, I need to do a meshgrid in Mathematica, is there any command like that?
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Is it possible to implement symbolic sub matrices?

The accepted answer in the question Symbolic matrices in Mathematica with unknown dimensions provides a functionality to create symbolic matrices which behave pretty much as the name suggests. ...
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How to show matrix multiplication step by step?

Given a matrix, A: A = {{1, 2, 3}, {4, 5, 6}, {7, 8, 9}}; How can I do the matrix multiplication A times A step by step?
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Expressing a matrix in terms of four basis matrices

I have five matrices and I want to represent one in the basis of other four. So how do I find the value of coefficients? For example, if the matrices are I1, ...
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Solving a System/Matrix of Equations in Matrix Form

Ok, I am trying to solve an equation involving matrices (well, tensors actually), which is of the form: $\mathbf{e}^{T} \cdot \mathbf{M} \cdot \mathbf{e}$ = $\mathbf{N}$, where $\mathbf{e}$ is an ...
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Convert matrix rows into variables

Can anyone show me how to set all matrix rows to variables. For example, I have matrix w={{1,2,3},{3,2,1},{0,0,0}} and I need to set each matrix row to be separate ...
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How to simplify symbolic matrix multiplication using the associativity of scalar multiplication?

My input is (2A).(3B). Is there a way to get 6A.B? All I could get back from Mathematica was ...
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Solving at zeroes of a matrix - code only works for simple equation

I have a matrix of zeroes (True) and non-zeroes (False). The matrix is generated from a table of values of two other variables. I'm trying to observe how the solution for p3 changes with small ...
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SingularValueDecomposition outputs unsolved Root expressions [closed]

I have a simple 4x10 matrix of real integers (It's a Vandermonde matrix for x=1,2,...,10, if that's relevant) that I'm trying to do SVU decomposition on. When I use the SingularValueDecomposition ...
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Change last column of a matrix

Given a (rectangular) matrix of integers, i.e. RandomInteger[4, {10, 3}] I want to apply the following rules only to the last column ...
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How to transform a matrix to upper-triangular with operation- tag elegantly?

Description: Recently, I have a thought that writing a function to show the transformation process when a matrix is transformed to upper-triangular. My trail ...
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Remove Successive Duplicate From A Large List (200k by 4 matrix)

I am interested in removing successive duplicate rows from a very large list (~200k rows by 4 columns) using Mathematica.The built-in 'DeleteDuplicates' seems to remove all duplicates, I am interested ...
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How to add a vertical line to a matrix?

Today, I want to write a program to show the solving process of a the inverse of a matrix, and I use the Elementary Transformation, so I need to add a vertical ...
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Numerical Error with Matrix operations [duplicate]

A is a 3x3 matrix, b is a 3x1 vector. I try to convert [A|b], a 3x4 matrix, to [I|0]. So the formula is right multiple ...
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Random Integer Sequences

I want to construct a random square matrix in the following manner: a) Three states [0 | 1 | 2] are repeated ...
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Verify positive definiteness using random numbers

I wish to verify whether T'T - IdentityMatrix[2] is always positive definite for a certain choice of elements of T'T. ...
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An intuitive way to form an augmented matrix

Given an $m\times n$ matrix $A$ and a $m\times 1$ vector $b$, what is the most "intuitive" way of forming the augmented matrix $[ A\ b]$? The most concise way that I know of is ...
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Computing kernels of a matrix in distinct cases

I have the following matrix: ...
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Symbolic computation under certain assumptions [duplicate]

Assume that I have a matrix $M$ and I'm doing some operations on it. Is there a way to specify that two variables satisfy an equation say $x=y^2$ and then let Mathematica compute under that ...
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Dirac Gamma matrix Algebra in different dimension

Do anyone know if we could do Dirac Gamma Matrix Algebra by FeynCalc with Gamma Matrices defined in different dimension than 4, e.g. DiracTrace of gamma matrices in 2+1 dimension? Thanks!
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Plotting triple data points while xy data are not regular

I plotted recently some figures in Matlab and their quality was not that satisfactory, so I come to Mathematica as my supervisor suggested. This is how such figure looks like in Matlab: . In Matlab, ...
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Better way to test that a matrix is upper-triangular?

Today, I got to thinking about how to test that a matrix was upper-triangular. So I had a try at it. Algorithm $\quad \quad a_{ij}=0 $ Or $i \leq j$ $\Rightarrow$ $True$ My solution is ...
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An inverted pyramid

I want to draw a pyramid approximately like this ...
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How to multiply specific columns in a matrix of data?

So I need to make a plot of some ~2000 data points I have from a spreadsheet. I'm able to import the data just fine, it stores it like so sundat ...
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Efficient method to generate Tridiagonal 50 by 50 Matrix? [duplicate]

I'm looking to generate a tridiagonal 50x50 matrix, ideally without using loops. Suggestions on most efficient code for this?
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Generating random symmetric matrix

Suppose first that I want to generate a matrix whose elements are independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) with distribution dist. This is easy: ...
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Why does LinearSolve return the transpose of the answer matrix?

I am trying to solve an equation of the form $dv=F\cdot dV$ where $dv$ and $dV$ are matrices derived from the row vectors $dx$, $dy$, $dz$ and $dX$, $dY$, $dZ$ respectively. If it helps, $F$ is the ...
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Using Wolfram Alpha-syntax for transpose, etc

Consider this expression: {{0, 1}, {0, 2}, {0, 3}}*Transpose[{{0, 1}, {0, 2}, {0, 3}}] It returns an error in Mathematica but works perfectly fine in Wolfram ...
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Replacing matrix values

I want to find the n largest values in a matrix and replace all others with zero. The solution I found uses ReplaceAll and becomes very slow as the size of ...