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Linear algebra maple problem

  1. Dec 17, 2008 #1
    say I have a set of basis vectors of a vector space v1, v2.....vn and some element of the vector space, say V

    What command do I use in maple to calculate the coordinates of V in this basis? I can't find one in the linalg package
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  3. Dec 18, 2008 #2


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    I don't know the commands in maple (this is something I'd usually do in matlab or octave) but the problem is just one of matrix inverse. If you make a matrix M, with columns comprising the basis vectors, then the basis cordinates of V are simply inv(M)V
  4. Dec 18, 2008 #3
    Thanks, yeah it dawned on me sorted it. Forgot my elementary linear algebra.

    Thank for your reply.
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