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**Matrix multiplication: Commutative property.**

Hello,

First time poster.

I have got a question about commutative property of matrix multiplication.

Literature says that matrix multiplication is communicative only when the two matrices are diagonal.

But, I have a situation with an 'Unitary' matrix. Actually it is the DFT matrix http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrete_Fourier_transform#The_unitary_DFT". And I multiply with a 'vector'.

It seems that communicative property holds in this case. But I want to know what is the theoretical explanation, or the property as to why communicative property holds in this case.

Thank you very much.

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