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Quick Matrix Question

  1. Mar 5, 2011 #1
    Looking over a proof of something, I was confused at this step:

    We end up with: R[tex]^{T}[/tex] R = I (the identity matrix)
    This must mean that R[tex]^{-1}[/tex] = R[tex]^{T}[/tex]

    This is confusing me because I know that A A[tex]^{-1}[/tex] = I , but in the R case the transpose is on the left side instead of the right, and it seems to me that it matters what order the matrices are multiplied.
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  3. Mar 6, 2011 #2
    Okay, start with [tex]AA^{-1}=I[/tex]. Can you turn this into [tex]A^{-1}A=I[/tex]?
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