# Output the tensor product of two matrix as a matrix

How do I output the matrix form like the RHS without the tensor product sign remaining $\otimes$?

I need it for display purpose where I can see easily what the form of the whole product matrix is.

• Why can't you post more than two image links? Anyway, you should post code, properly formatted in code blocks, rather than screenshots. Please edit your post and click on the grey question mark on the right-side of the toolbar for help with formatting. Finally, look up KroneckerProduct. TensorProduct is for symbolic manipulation, and you seem to want to actually make the matrices: that is implemented as KroneckerProduct in Mathematica. Commented May 13, 2016 at 5:42
• I have under 10 reputations so I cannot post more than two image links.
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Commented May 13, 2016 at 5:46
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Commented May 13, 2016 at 6:14
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Commented May 13, 2016 at 6:14
• @march Yes. I need it for display purpose where I can see easily what the form of the whole product matrix is.
– diff
Commented May 13, 2016 at 6:16

Since you say that you still do not get the output you desire using KroneckerProduct, I am guessing that you should try restarting the kernel. In any case, this should also fit your needs:

mat1 = Array[m1, {2, 2}];
mat2 = Array[m2, {2, 2}];
KroneckerProduct[mat1, mat2] // MatrixForm


• Thanks. Do you use Array to create elements of matrix? Is {2,2} a two by two matrix?
– diff
Commented May 15, 2016 at 22:52
• @diff yes. But of course you can also do it like {{a,b},{c,d}} Commented May 16, 2016 at 8:08

Perhaps

 X = IdentityMatrix[2]
Y = Array[y, {2, 2}]
TensorProduct[X, Y] // MatrixForm


$\left( \begin{array}{cc} \left( \begin{array}{cc} y(1,1) & y(1,2) \\ y(2,1) & y(2,2) \\ \end{array} \right) & \left( \begin{array}{cc} 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 \\ \end{array} \right) \\ \left( \begin{array}{cc} 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 \\ \end{array} \right) & \left( \begin{array}{cc} y(1,1) & y(1,2) \\ y(2,1) & y(2,2) \\ \end{array} \right) \\ \end{array} \right)$

• Thanks. But $Y$ here is an array. Is this the same as list, which is a matrix?
– diff
Commented May 15, 2016 at 22:51