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    gauss vs gauss jordan

    Hi Guys,

    I have a simple and basic question....

    I know what Gauss elimination is, and what we use it for, and also knows what Gauss Jordan is...what I wanted to know, is when do I use each one ? I mean, in order to solve a system of equations, Gauss is enough, so why do I need Gauss Jordan for ? Why making the extra move of transferring the matrix to a canonical form ?
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    Re: gauss vs gauss jordan

    Quote Originally Posted by WeeG View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I have a simple and basic question....

    I know what Gauss elimination is, and what we use it for, and also knows what Gauss Jordan is...what I wanted to know, is when do I use each one ? I mean, in order to solve a system of equations, Gauss is enough, so why do I need Gauss Jordan for ? Why making the extra move of transferring the matrix to a canonical form ?
    It's just to make the actual calculations easier...
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