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Topic: Solving complex number
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Barry Williams

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Re: Solving complex number
Posted: Jan 14, 2013 2:27 PM
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"Salvinder " <> wrote in message <kd10cs$cv6$>...
> Hie,
> I've got a matrix of 2X2 as shown below:
> [ 0.6 0.4; 0.7 0.3]^n
> when I change the value of n based on integer's I have no problem because I'll get the desired answer, but when n becomes decimal numbers such as 1.2 or 1.25, the solution will have a complex number as a solution. For example the solution would look as shown below:
> [ 0.2 + 0.034i 0.6 - 0.2i ; 0.4 - 0.03i 0.7+0.4i]
> Is there any possible way of removing the complex numbers?
> Thanks,

Are you perhaps trying to do an element by element power:

[ 0.6 0.4; 0.7 0.3].^n

This is different mathematically than taking the power of the matrix. Read the help for Mathematical Operators.


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