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
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.