# Converting Linear Equations to Matrix Form

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Connor Wright on 24 Feb 2021
Hello,
I am trying to convert the following equations into matrix form.
Thanks.
Mohammadali Mozafarian on 25 Feb 2021
Hi Connor,
You wouldn't need to ask the question here. If you review your lecture notes, you will find the answer there!
Sepehr

Bjorn Gustavsson on 24 Feb 2021
Is k some sort of propagation (time? space?) index and you want to convert these equations into a matrix-format, or are these actually some scalilng-factors?
In case 1:
C = [C11 0 0 0;C21 C22 0 0;0 C32 C33 0;0 0 C43 C44];
In case 2:
C = [C11*k-(k+1) 0 0 0;C21*k C22*k-(k+1) 0 0;0 C32*k C33*k-(k+1) 0;0 0 C43*k C44*k-(k+1)];
Think I got this right, not checked or tested.
HTH
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Bjorn Gustavsson on 24 Feb 2021
Before you continue coding you'd better get the context! You need to know if you're implementing a stepper that intends to solve some sort of difference equation (or ordinary differential equations), or if you're supposed to get a solution for a single system of equations. Before you code something you have to know what problem you're supposed to solve.
Regardless of that I've given you solutions to the two plausible variants I could guess, from there it's your job to get the information you need to understand which one to chose.

Hernia Baby on 24 Feb 2021
Edited: Hernia Baby on 24 Feb 2021
You need to convert following form.
X(i+1) = C*X(i) + a(i)
Xo = [0 0 0 0]';
X(:,1) = Xo;
C11 = 1;
C21 = 2; C22 = 3;
C32 = 4; C33 = 5;
C43 = 6; C44 = 7;
C = [C11 0 0 0; C21 C22 0 0; 0 C32 C33 0; 0 0 C43 C44]
step_num = 5;
a = zeros(4,step_num);
a(1:2,:) = randn(2, step_num);
i = 1;
while i <= step_num
X = C*X + a(:,i);
i = i + 1;
X
end

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