Matrices - ME 210 Applied Mathematics for Mechanical...

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ME – 210 Applied Mathematics for Mechanical Engineers Prof. Dr. Faruk Arınç Spring 2010 INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA Matrices and Vectors Matrix: A rectangular array of scalars (numbers, variables, or functions, real or complex). [ ] [ ] A a a a a a a a a a a ij mn 2 m 1 m n 2 22 21 n 1 12 11 = = Elements Rows Columns Element a i,j i th row j th column Size or dimension of a matrix: m x n Total no of rows Total no of columns
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