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Homework Help: Matrix with 0

  1. Feb 3, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    i have matrix
    [tex]\begin{bmatrix}0&0&0\\ 0&a&b\\ 0&c&d\end{bmatrix}[/tex]
    is this matrix analog to
    [tex]\begin{bmatrix}a&b\\ c&d\end{bmatrix}[/tex]?
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  3. Feb 3, 2010 #2


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    What do you mean by "analog"? The first is a 3x3 matrix, and the second is a 2x2 matrix. Properties and operations with matrices depend on their "dimension". So no, you can't replace them.
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