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Topic: Linear algebra equation solver?
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Victor Eijkhout

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Re: Linear algebra equation solver?
Posted: May 19, 2012 4:24 PM
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On Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:05:07 PM UTC+2, wrote:
> Victor Eijkhout schrieb:

> > I have two equations, z = y + ax (a scalar, x,y,z vector) & p^t z = 0
> > (p another vector), assume no two vectors are orthogonal. Vectors
> > x,y,p are known, vector z and scalar a are unknown.
> >
> > The solution of this is z = y+az where a = -(p^ta)^{-1}(p^ty)

> Actually it is z = y + a x where a = -(p^t y) / (p^t x).

Oops. Yes.

> but the general solution for vectors of arbitrary dimension?


> Axiom or
> FriCAS may be the best candidate then.
> Martin.

Will take a look. Thanks for the pointers.


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