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Matrices and notation

  1. Oct 14, 2012 #1

    I have a question regarding notation of matrices. I am trying to conserve space in my report, so instead of writing my matrix fully like this
    \left( {\begin{array}{*{20}c}
    1 & 2 \\
    0 & { - 5} \\
    \end{array} } \right)
    my plan is to write it as [itex](1,0 ; 2 -5)^T[/itex]. Is this notation correct? I must admit that I have not seen it being used before, and there might be a good reason for that.

    Thanks for the help in advance.

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  3. Oct 14, 2012 #2


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    No, it isn't. Why would it be so important to save space?
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