By David McMahon

Taught at junior point math classes at each collage, Linear Algebra is vital for college kids in nearly each technical and analytic self-discipline.

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This gives 1 0 0 2 −1 0 0 0 1 To represent the second operation, we replace the third row of I3 . The operation is 4R2 + 6R3 → R3 , and so we replace the element at the second column with a 4, and the element in the third column with a 6, which results in the matrix 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 6 EXAMPLE 1-10 For a 4 × 4 matrix, ﬁnd the elementary matrix that represents −2R2 + 5R4 → R4 21 22 CHAPTER 1 Systems of Linear Equations SOLUTION 1-10 To construct an elementary matrix, we begin with a matrix with 1s along the diagonal and 0s everywhere else.

For α A we ﬁnd 4 α A = (3) 0 7 −2 0 3(4) 1 2 = 3(0) 5 9 3(7) 3(−2) 3(0) 12 3(1) 3(2) = 0 3(5) 3(9) 21 −6 0 3 6 15 27 CHAPTER 2 36 Matrix Algebra The calculation of β A proceeds in a similar manner 4 −2 β A = (2 + 4i) 0 1 7 5 8 + 16i 0 = 14 + 28i 0 (2 + 4i) (4) (2 + 4i) (−2) 2 = (2 + 4i) (0) (2 + 4i) (1) 9 (2 + 4i) (7) (2 + 4i) (5) − 4 + 8i 2 + 4i 10 + 20i (2 + 4i) (0) (2 + 4i) (2) (2 + 4i) (9) 0 4 + 8i 18 + 36i Matrix Multiplication Matrix multiplication, where we multiply two matrices together, is a bit more complicated.

A system in echelon form with n equations and n unknowns has only the zero solution, meaning that only (x, y, z) = (0, 0, 0) solves the system. CHAPTER 1 Systems of Linear Equations 27 EXAMPLE 1-13 Determine if the system 2x − 8y + z = 0 x+y−z =0 3x + 3y + 2z = 0 has a nonzero solution. SOLUTION 1-13 We bring the system of equations into echelon form. First we perform the row operation −3R1 + 2R3 → R3 , which results in 2x − 8y + z = 0 x+y−z =0 27y − z = 0 Next we apply R1 − 2R2 → R2 , which gives 2x − 8y + z = 0 −10y + 3z = 0 27y − z = 0 The system is now in row echelon form.