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Types Of Matrices




In this lesson, we will learn the different types of matrices: row matrix, column matrix, zero matrix, square matrix, diagonal matrix and unit matrix.


Related Topics: Operations on Matrices

A matrix may be classified by types. It is possible for a matrix to belong to more than one type.

A row matrix is a matrix with only one row.

E is a row matrix of order 1 × 1

B is a row matrix of order 1 × 3

 

A column matrix is a matrix with only one column.

C is a column matrix of order 1 × 1

D is a column matrix of order 2 × 1

A column matrix of order 2 ×1 is also called a vector matrix.


A zero matrix or a null matrix is a matrix that has all its elements zero.

O is a zero matrix of order 2 × 3

A square matrix is a matrix with an equal number of rows and columns.

T is a square matrix of order 2 × 2

V is a square matrix of order 3 × 3

A diagonal matrix is a square matrix that has all its elements zero except for those in the diagonal from top left to bottom right; which is known as the leading diagonal of the matrix.

B is a diagonal matrix

A unit matrix is a diagonal matrix whose elements in the diagonal are all ones.

P is a unit matrix.


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