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1. Hi, I was just wondering what the definition of rectangular is for matrices (is it the same as diagonal)?
2. (Original post by OrangeArcher)
Hi, I was just wondering what the definition of rectangular is for matrices (is it the same as diagonal)?
I would have just guessed that it's a matrix where the number of rows is not equal to the number of columns? so a 3x2 matrix for example
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3. (Original post by TheConfusedMedic)
I would have just guessed that it's a matrix where the number of rows is not equal to the number of columns? so a 3x2 matrix for example
I would have thought that as well, but I can't seem to find a definition like that for it. Just want to check that I have the correct definition before learning it.
4. (Original post by OrangeArcher)
I would have thought that as well, but I can't seem to find a definition like that for it. Just want to check that I have the correct definition before learning it.
found one

A matrix for which horizontal and vertical dimensions are not the same (i.e., an m×n matrix with m!=n).
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RectangularMatrix.html
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5. (Original post by TheConfusedMedic)
found one

A matrix for which horizontal and vertical dimensions are not the same (i.e., an m×n matrix with m!=n).
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RectangularMatrix.html
Thank you, by any chance are you a doctor or studying medicine?
6. (Original post by OrangeArcher)
Thank you, by any chance are you a doctor or studying medicine?
Not yet, hopefully will be studying medicine this september
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7. (Original post by TheConfusedMedic)
Not yet, hopefully will be studying medicine this september
Good luck, I'll be applying this October for veterinary medicine (if all goes to plan)

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