Date: May 5, 2013 6:17 AM
Author: Bruno Luong
Subject: Re: second largest element in a matrix
"Nasser M. Abbasi" wrote in message <km5ave$8ff$1@speranza.aioe.org>...

>

> I can only go by Mathematics. In Mathematics, a matrix

> is rectangular array. That is what the teacher told us

> in class. I also looked up in many other places.

>

> http://www.thefreedictionary.com/matrix

>

> "a. Mathematics A rectangular array of numeric or algebraic

> quantities subject to mathematical operations.

> b. Something resembling such an array, as in the regular

> formation of elements into columns and rows."

>

> [... a long list that state more or less the same thing]

>

[ 1 2 3 ] or [1; 2; 3] are a rectangular arrays of numerical numbers, therefore they are matrices. It seems totally coherent with this list of definitions to me.

Bruno