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Unformatted text preview: Lecture Note 5 Dr. Jeff Chak-Fu WONG Department of Mathematics Chinese University of Hong Kong jwong@math.cuhk.edu.hk MAT 2310 Linear Algebra and Its Applications Fall, 2007 Produced by Jeff Chak-Fu WONG 1 Elementary Matrices Produced by Jeff Chak-Fu WONG 2 We have seen that any matrix can be transformed to row echelon form or reduced row echelon form by means of three elementary row operations: • interchange two rows; • multiply a row by a non-zero scalar; • add a multiple of one row to another row. An n × n matrix is called an elementary matrix if it can be obtained from the identity matrix I n by a single elementary row operation. Here are some examples of elementary matrices.   1 1       1- 2 1 1         2 1 1     Produced by Jeff Chak-Fu WONG 3 What happens when a matrix is multiplied (on the left) by an elementary matrix? The next examples give a clue. •   1 1     2 3 1 2   =   1 2 2 3   •     1- 2 1 1         1 2 3 2 3 5- 1 4 7     =     1 2 3- 1- 1- 1 4 7     •     2 1 1         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9     =     2 4 6 4 5 6 7 8 9     There are three types of elementary matrices corresponding to the three types of elementary row operations. Produced by Jeff Chak-Fu WONG 4 Type I An elementary matrix of type I is a matrix obtained by interchanging two rows of I n . Produced by Jeff Chak-Fu WONG 5 Example 1 E 1 =     1 1 1     E 1 is an elementary matrix of type I, since it was obtained by interchanging the first two rows of I 3 . Let A be a 3 × 3 matrix. E 1 A =     1 1 1         a 11 a 12 a 13 a 21 a 22 a 23 a 31 a 32 a 33     =     a 21 a 22 a 23 a 11 a 12 a 13 a 31 a 32 a 33     AE 1 =     a 11 a 12 a 13 a 21 a 22 a 23 a 31 a 32 a 33         1 1 1     =     a 12 a 11 a 13 a 22 a 21 a 23 a 32 a 31 a 33     • Multiplying A on the left by E 1 interchanges the first and second rows...
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2010 for the course MATHEMATIC MAT2310 taught by Professor Dr.jeffchak-fuwong during the Spring '06 term at CUHK.

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