I'm trying to understand this a little better.

If we have a matrix, , would the CEF have the form ??

And would the RCEF of this matrix be ??\

I'd appreciate any clarification!

--Chris

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- Sep 23rd 2008, 02:22 PMChris L T521[Reduced] Column Echelon Form
I'm trying to understand this a little better.

If we have a matrix, , would the CEF have the form ??

And would the RCEF of this matrix be ??\

I'd appreciate any clarification!

--Chris - Sep 23rd 2008, 08:45 PMNonCommAlg
i guess by "column echelon form" of a matrix you mean the row echelon form of i'm saying this because row echelon form is what we normally use. well, the answer to your question

is "yes" only if your (square) matrix is invertible. for example is also in column echelon form. besides your matrix can be any matrix.