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Construct a matrix from equations

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linalg::expr2Matrix(eqns, <vars, R>, <Include>)


linalg::expr2Matrix(eqns, vars) constructs the extended coefficient matrix of the system of m linear equations in eqns with respect to the n indeterminates in vars. The vector is the right-hand side of this system.

linalg::expr2Matrix returns the extended coefficient matrix . The right-hand side vector can be extracted from the matrix M by linalg::col(M, n + 1).

The coefficient matrix A can be extracted by linalg::delCol(M, n + 1).

Arithmetical expressions in eqns are considered as equations with right hand-sides zero.

If no variables are given, then the indeterminates of the equations are determined with the function indets and the option PolyExpr, i.e., the left-hand sides of the equations are considered as polynomial expressions.

If no component ring R is given then the standard domain Dom::ExpressionField() is chosen as the component ring of the extended coefficient matrix.

The coefficients of the linear equations are converted into elements of the component ring R. An error message is returned if this is not possible.


Example 1

The extended coefficient matrix of the system x + y + z = 1, 2 y - z + 5 = 0 of linear equations in the variables x, y, z is the following 2×4 matrix:

delete x, y, z:
Ab := linalg::expr2Matrix(
  [x + y + z = 1, 2*y - z + 5], [x, y, z], Dom::Real

We use linalg::matlinsolve to compute the general solution of this system:


The coefficient matrix or the right-hand side vector can be be extracted from the matrix Ab in the following way:

A := linalg::delCol(Ab, 4); b := linalg::col(Ab, 4)

Example 2

The following two inputs lead to different linear systems:

delete x, y, z:
linalg::expr2Matrix([x + y + z = 1, 2*y - z + 5 = x]),
linalg::expr2Matrix([x + y + z = 1, 2*y - z + 5 = x], [x, y])

Example 3

Note the difference between calling linalg::expr2Matrix with and without option Include:

delete x, y:
linalg::expr2Matrix([x + y = 1, 2*x - y = 3], [x, y])

linalg::expr2Matrix([x + y = 1, 2*x - y = 3], [x, y], Include)



The system of linear equations, i.e. a set or list of expressions of type "_equal"


A set or list of indeterminates


A commutative ring, i.e., a domain of category Cat::CommutativeRing



Appends the negative of the right-hand side vector to the coefficient matrix A of the given system of linear equations. The result is the m×(n + 1) matrix .

Return Values

m×(n + 1) matrix of the domain Dom::Matrix(R).

See Also

MuPAD Functions

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