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- Dummit and Foote's Abstract Algebra (3rd Ed.) uses the notation as you suggest, but only in an exercise (7.2.6). It doesn't give a name to those matrices, either. It uses them later in exercise 7.3.21 to show that any two-sided ideal of is for a two-sided ideal J of R, but the matrices themselves don't seem terribly important. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 16:04, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
What is the correspondence? Multiplication from the left.
The article says that the elementary matrices correspond to the elementary row operations but does not mention that if you have any elementary matrix E and take any matrix M with the same number of rows as the number of columns of E, then E*M gives a matrix which has the elementary operation of E performed on the rows of M. To see this, extend the columns of M by an identity matrix with the same number of columns as the number of rows of M. See, e.g. Cliff's notes on this subject Penguian (talk) 00:16, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
- You're correct; I've now made this change. Next time, instead of letting it sit for two years, be bold and improve it yourself! :-) Mark M (talk) 17:13, 29 November 2012 (UTC)
The article says that for row addition i must not be equal to j. But if it is, the operation would be simply multiplying that row by k+1. Swapping two rows can also be done by a series of row additions. So these could be considered special cases rather than different operations. Should this be mentioned in the article? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 21:17, 27 February 2013 (UTC)