On 5/4/2013 9:59 PM, dpb wrote: > On 5/4/2013 7:54 PM, Nasser M. Abbasi wrote: >> On 5/4/2013 6:14 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >> >>> IF for example, i have a matrix [3,1,1,0,2,0] >> >> this is not a matrix. it is a list of a vector. > > A vector is a 1D matrix... >
"The endpoint of a vector can be identified with an ordered list of n real numbers (n-tuple). These numbers are the coordinates of the endpoint of the vector, with respect to a given Cartesian coordinate system"
ps. If one really wants to use one name for all of these objects, then may be tensor is the correct name to use and not "matrix".
A tensor of rank (or order) 1 can be represented as vector, while a tensor of rank 2 can be represented as a matrix. (these are the correct vector and matrix definitions as per above, not the matlab ones).
A tensor of rank 0 is a scalar and so on... (ps. a matrix is not always necessarily a tensor of rank 2 but a tensor of rank 2 can always be written as a matrix). i.e. tensor is a more general object.