Sunday, 31 August, 2008

Inverse Matrix | What is it used for?

One of the applications of inverse matrix is in solving simultaneous equations.

If you are good with algebra, you will discover that this inverse matrix way of handling the solution of simultaneous equations is similar, except that they are done as a group, collectively.
The answers to the unknown variables are obtained at one go with this Inverse matrix method.

However, what do you need to know in order to use this Inverse matrix solving?

You have to understand:
1) Convertion of simultaneous equations into a set of matrices
2) Determinant and technique to get its numerical value
3) Minor of the individual elements within the matrix
4) Co-factor of this determinant formed with this set of matrices
5) Transpose of matrix
6) Adjoint matrix obtained with the co-factors and transposed matrix
7) Formula to relate determinant with the adjoint matrix ==> Inverse matrix
8) Matrices multiplication

The list looks amazingly long for matrix novice, but, DO NOT FEAR!

Matrices consist of numbers only, and simple mathematical operations, nothing abstract.
(The details are not presented here for fear that you will leave this site.)

Slowly research into the above terms and see for yourself that they are "friends" and not "foes".

Happy start to matrices and its application.

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