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Eleven comment the truth that matrix multiplication isn't commutative may perhaps be confusing first and foremost sight, maybe simply because so much algebraic operations in easy arithmetic are commutative. yet on extra mirrored image, it isn’t so miraculous. in any case, matrix multiplication represents functionality composition, which isn't commutative—if f ( x) = 2 x and g( x) = x + 1 then g ◦ f ( x) = 2 x + 1 whereas f ◦ g( x) = 2( x + 1) = 2 x + 2. actual, this g isn't linear and we'd have was hoping that linear features go back and forth, yet this attitude exhibits that the failure of commutativity for matrix multiplication suits right into a better context. 218 bankruptcy three. Maps among areas apart from the inability of commutativity, matrix multiplication is algebraically well-behaved. less than are a few great houses and extra are in workout 23 and workout 24. 2. 12 Theorem If F , G, and H are matrices, and the matrix items are outlined, then the product is associative ( F G) H = F ( GH) and distributes over matrix addition F ( G + H) = F G + F H and ( G + H) F = GF + HF . evidence . Associativity holds simply because matrix multiplication represents functionality composition, that's associative: the maps ( f ◦ g) ◦ h and f ◦ ( g ◦ h) are equivalent as either ship v to f ( g( h( v))). Distributivity is the same. for example, the 1st one is going f ◦ ( g + h) ( v) = f ( g + h)( v) = f g( v) + h( v) = f ( g( v)) + f ( h( v)) = f ◦ g( v) + f ◦ h( v) (the 3rd equality makes use of the linearity of f ). QED 2. thirteen comment lets then again end up that outcome by means of slogging via the indices. for instance, associativity is going: the i, j-th access of ( F G) H is ( fi, 1 g 1 , 1 + fi, 2 g 2 , 1 + · · · + fi,rgr, 1) h 1 ,j + ( fi, 1 g 1 , 2 + fi, 2 g 2 , 2 + · · · + fi,rgr, 2) h 2 ,j ... + ( fi, 1 g 1 ,s + fi, 2 g 2 ,s + · · · + fi,rgr,s) hs,j (where F , G, and H are m×r, r×s, and s×n matrices), distribute fi, 1 g 1 , 1 h 1 ,j + fi, 2 g 2 , 1 h 1 ,j + · · · + fi,rgr, 1 h 1 ,j + fi, 1 g 1 , 2 h 2 ,j + fi, 2 g 2 , 2 h 2 ,j + · · · + fi,rgr, 2 h 2 ,j ... + fi, 1 g 1 ,shs,j + fi, 2 g 2 ,shs,j + · · · + fi,rgr,shs,j and regroup round the f ’s fi, 1( g 1 , 1 h 1 ,j + g 1 , 2 h 2 ,j + · · · + g 1 ,shs,j) + fi, 2( g 2 , 1 h 1 ,j + g 2 , 2 h 2 ,j + · · · + g 2 ,shs,j) ... + fi,r( gr, 1 h 1 ,j + gr, 2 h 2 ,j + · · · + gr,shs,j) to get the i, j access of F ( GH). distinction those methods of verifying associativity, the single within the evidence and the single simply above. The argument simply above is tough to appreciate within the experience that, whereas the calculations are effortless to examine, the mathematics turns out unconnected to any thought (it additionally basically repeats the evidence of Theorem 2. 6 and so is ineffi- cient). The argument within the facts is shorter, clearer, and says why this estate “really” holds. This illustrates the reviews made within the preamble to the chap- ter on vector spaces—at least a number of the time a controversy from higher-level constructs is clearer. part IV. Matrix Operations 219 now we have obvious how the illustration of the composition of 2 linear maps is derived from the representations of the 2 maps.