**Nonsingular Matrix**. A square

**matrix**that is not singular, i.e., one that has a

**matrix**inverse.

**Nonsingular matrices**are sometimes also called regular

**matrices**. A square

**matrix**is

**nonsingular**iff its determinant is nonzero (Lipschutz 1991, p. 45).

What does singular matrix means?

If this is the case, then the

**matrix**B is uniquely determined by A and is called the inverse of A, denoted by A^{−}^{1}. A square**matrix**that is not invertible is called**singular**or degenerate. A square**matrix**is**singular**if and only if its determinant is 0. For a noncommutative ring, the usual determinant is not**defined**.1

## When a matrix is positive definite?

A

**positive definite matrix**is a symmetric**matrix**with all**positive**eigenvalues. Note that as it's a symmetric**matrix**all the eigenvalues are real, so it makes sense to talk about them being**positive**or negative. Now, it's not always easy to tell if a**matrix**is**positive definite**.2

## What does it mean when a matrix is singular?

**Singular Matrix**. A square

**matrix**that does not have a

**matrix**inverse. A

**matrix**is

**singular**iff its determinant is 0. The following table gives the numbers of

**singular matrices**for certain

**matrix**classes.

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## What does it mean when a matrix is symmetric?

In linear algebra, a

**symmetric matrix**is a square**matrix**that is equal to its transpose. Formally,**matrix**A is**symmetric**if. Because equal**matrices**have equal dimensions, only square**matrices**can be**symmetric**. The entries of a**symmetric matrix**are**symmetric**with respect to the main diagonal.4

## What is the full rank of a matrix?

A

**matrix**is**full**row**rank**when each of the rows of the**matrix**are linearly independent and**full**column**rank**when each of the columns of the**matrix**are linearly independent. For a square**matrix**these two concepts are equivalent and we say the**matrix**is**full rank**if all rows and columns are linearly independent.5

## What is the inverse of the matrix?

2x2 Matrix. Well, for a 2x2 matrix the inverse is: In other words: swap the positions of a and d,

**put**negatives in front of b and c, and**divide**everything by the**determinant**(ad-bc).6

## What is an upper triangular matrix?

In the mathematical discipline of linear algebra, a

**triangular matrix**is a special kind of square**matrix**. A square**matrix**is called lower**triangular**if all the entries above the main diagonal are zero. Similarly, a square**matrix**is called**upper triangular**if all the entries below the main diagonal are zero.7

## What is the scalar of a matrix?

**Scalar matrix**. A square diagonal

**matrix**with all its main diagonal entries equal is a

**scalar matrix**, that is, a

**scalar**multiple λI of the identity

**matrix**I. Its effect on a vector is

**scalar**multiplication by λ.

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## What is the rank of a matrix?

The

**rank of a matrix**is defined as (a) the maximum number of linearly independent column vectors in the**matrix**or (b) the maximum number of linearly independent row vectors in the**matrix**. Both definitions are equivalent.9

## What is the square matrix?

In mathematics, a

**square matrix**is a**matrix**with the same number of rows and columns. An n-by-n**matrix**is known as a**square matrix**of order n. Any two**square matrices**of the same order can be added and multiplied.**Square matrices**are often used to represent simple linear transformations, such as shearing or rotation.10

## What does it mean for a matrix to be orthogonal?

This leads to the equivalent characterization: a

**matrix**Q is**orthogonal**if its transpose is equal to its inverse: An**orthogonal matrix**Q is necessarily invertible (with inverse Q^{−}^{1}= Q^{T}), unitary (Q^{−}^{1}= Q^{∗}) and therefore normal (Q^{∗}Q = QQ^{∗}) in the reals. The determinant of any**orthogonal matrix**is either +1 or −1.11

## What is the determinant of a matrix?

In linear algebra, the

**determinant**is a value that can be computed from the elements of a square**matrix**. The**determinant of a matrix**A is denoted det(A), det A, or. Similarly, for a 3 × 3**matrix**A, its**determinant**is: Each**determinant**of a 2 × 2**matrix**in this equation is called a "minor" of the**matrix**A.12

## Is the identity matrix invertible?

linear algebra - Proof: The

**identity matrix**is**invertible**and the inverse of the**identity is the identity**- Mathematics Stack Exchange.13

## What is the definition of an elementary matrix?

In mathematics, an

**elementary matrix**is a**matrix**which differs from the identity**matrix**by one single**elementary**row operation. The**elementary matrices**generate the general linear group of invertible**matrices**.14

## How do you transpose a matrix?

**Part 1**

**Transposing a Matrix**

- Start with any matrix. You can transpose any matrix, regardless of how many rows and columns it has.
- Turn the first row of the matrix into the first column of its transpose.
- Repeat for the remaining rows.
- Practice on a non-square matrix.
- Express the transposition mathematically.

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## How do you find the determinant of a 2x2 matrix?

**To work out the determinant of a 3×3 matrix:**

- Multiply a by the determinant of the 2×2 matrix that is not in a's row or column.
- Likewise for b, and for c.
- Sum them up, but remember the minus in front of the b.

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## What is the cofactor of a matrix?

**Matrix**of

**Cofactors**. A

**matrix**with elements that are the

**cofactors**, term-by-term, of a given square

**matrix**. See also. Adjoint, inverse of a

**matrix**.

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## What is the inverse of a matrix?

For a square

**matrix**A, the**inverse**is written A^{-}^{1}. When A is multiplied by A^{-}^{1}the result is the identity**matrix**I. Non-square**matrices**do not have inverses. A square**matrix**which has an**inverse**is called invertible or nonsingular, and a square**matrix**without an**inverse**is called noninvertible or singular.18

## What does it mean for a matrix to be diagonalizable?

**Diagonalizable matrix**. Diagonalization is the process of finding a corresponding diagonal

**matrix**for a

**diagonalizable matrix**or linear map. A square

**matrix**that is not

**diagonalizable**is called defective.

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## What is the invertible matrix Theorem?

**Invertible Matrix Theorem**. The

**invertible matrix theorem**is a

**theorem**in linear algebra which gives a series of equivalent conditions for an square

**matrix**to have an

**inverse**. In particular, is

**invertible**if and only if any (and hence, all) of the following hold: 1. The linear transformation is one-to-one.

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## Is an all zero matrix invertible?

square

**matrix**is not**invertible**if at least one row or column is**zero**.