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Joined: 28 Mar 2006
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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:58 pm Post subject:
help with symbolic matrix computation in maple



hi:
I have just started experimenting with and learning Maple and would
really appreciate some help/pointers on how to get Maple to do some
basic things.
for instance, I have two matrices, A and B with symbolic entries, of
size 3*3. Now, I would like to evaluate feasible values for a constant
c for a simple equation such as:
det(A) < c*det(B)
given a few assumptions such as
(1) all entries in A and B are nonzero,
(2) each entry in B is twice the corresponding entry in A,
(3) each row in A and B adds up to a given constant
....and some other elementary assumptions like these.
I tried to follow some online tutorials to incorporate these using
assume(m_{11} > 0 ) and so on...and defining the inequality as eqn :=
equation followed by solve(eqn, [c]) but it does not seem to work.
Can someone show me how to set up these kind of problems in maple?
thanks. 
