Kronecker Delta

Homework Statement

Simplify/Evaluate these expressions involving the Kronecker delta, using Einstein's summation convention:
a)$$\delta_{qr}$$$$\delta_{rp}$$$$\delta_{pq}$$
b)$$\delta_{pp}$$$$\delta_{qr}$$$$\delta_{rq}$$

Homework Equations

$$\delta_{ij}$$=0 when i =/= j
$$\delta_{ij}$$=1 when i = j

The Attempt at a Solution

a)$$\delta_{qr}$$$$\delta_{rp}$$$$\delta_{pq}$$
=$$\delta_{qp}$$$$\delta_{pq}$$
=$$\delta_{qq}$$ = 3 (summation over repeated q)

b)$$\delta_{pp}$$$$\delta_{qr}$$$$\delta_{rq}$$
=$$\delta_{pp}$$$$\delta_{qq}$$
=(3)(3)
=9
[Am I actually able to evaluate the $$\delta_{qr}$$$$\delta_{rq}$$ part before the $$\delta_{pp}$$ part, I mean you can't do that with matrices... :S]

Thank you

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phyzguy
I think what you did is correct. If you think of them as matrices, remember they are identity matrices, so they commute with everything, so the order does not matter.