# linear algebra notation

• August 25th 2008, 04:01 PM
Dubulus
linear algebra notation
i started Linear Algebra today and my teacher has a thick accent. To make it worse he doesn't explain what these new notations mean.

i cant find the latex code for systems so if anyone knows it please lemme in
$Equation 1: a_ii * x_i + ... + a_in *x_n = b_i$
$Equation 2: a_mi * x_i + ... + a_mn *x_n = b_m$

i understand generally what the equation is showing but the subscripts are terribly confusing to me.
second off Im pretty sure some of those i's are 1's but i couldnt tell the difference on the chalk board.
• September 17th 2008, 03:09 PM
hwhelper
Could it be simply

a11 x1 + ... + a1n xn = b1
...
am1 x1 + ... + amn xn = bm

A system of m linear equations in n unknowns?