We study multiplication of a matrix by a scalar and multiplication of two matrices.

A matrix can be multiplied by a real number (usually called a scalar). If k is a scalar, then the scalar multiplication of a matrix A by k, denoted by kA, is obtained by multiplying every element of A by k.

Matrices multiplication is defined as follows:

If A is a matrix of order m x n and B a matrix of order n x p, then the product AB is a matrix of order m x p whose element at the ith row and jth column is the sum of the products of the corresponding elements in the ith row of A and jth column of B.

If the column number of A is not equal to the row number of B, then AB is undefined.

We introduce Identity Matrix of order n, which has 1 on its major diagonal line and 0 anywhere else..

Homework:

Workbook Page 21, #7, #10 – #12, #18, #19. Please use last lesson’s homework pages for the questions.

Answers to last week’s homework: