Chapter 9. Matrices in Engineering

  1. Charles K. Erdey Formerly Adjunct Professor

Published Online: 16 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470168042.ch9

Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design

Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design

How to Cite

Erdey, C. K. (2006) Matrices in Engineering, in Earthquake Engineering: Application to Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470168042.ch9

Author Information

  1. Northern Arizona University, California State University Long Beach, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470048436

Online ISBN: 9780470168042



  • matrices in engineering;
  • matrix addition and multiplication;
  • matrix forms - minor and cofactor matrices;
  • inverse of a matrix;
  • elementary row operations and Gaussian elimination method


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Use of Matrices in Engineering

  • Matrix Addition and Multiplication

  • Matrix Forms

  • Transposition

  • Minor and Cofactor Matrices

  • Determinant of a Matrix

  • Inverse of a Matrix

  • Linear Systems of Equations

  • Elementary Row Operations

  • Summary of Matrix Operations