matrix-pascal: Pascal Matrix

Description Usage Arguments Details References Examples

Description

Creates a Pascal matrix.

Usage

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pascal(n)

Arguments

n

an integer value, the dimension of the square matrix.

Details

The function pascal generates a Pascal matrix of order n which is a symmetric, positive, definite matrix with integer entries made up from Pascal's triangle. The determinant of a Pascal matrix is 1. The inverse of a Pascal matrix has integer entries. If lambda is an eigenvalue of a Pascal matrix, then 1/lambda is also an eigenvalue of the matrix. Pascal matrices are ill-conditioned.

References

Call G.S., Velleman D.J., (1993); Pascal's matrices, American Mathematical Monthly 100, 372–376.

Edelman A., Strang G., (2004); Pascal Matrices, American Mathematical Monthly 111, 361–385.

Examples

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## Create Pascal Matrix:
   P = pascal(5)
   P 
   
## Determinant
   det(pascal(5)) 
   det(pascal(10))   
   det(pascal(15))   
   det(pascal(20))                                       

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