This section is designed to get you acquainted with the basic arithmetic operators in MATLAB and would employ your understanding of Matrix Algebra.

**Matrix Arithmetic**

- The Matrix Arithmetic operators essentially employ the rules of Linear Algebra; the syntax involved is very intuitive. Matrices A and B defined below would be used to illustrate these:

**NB: Make a note of these matrices somewhere, they would be used for many of the coding examples that follow.**

- The inverse,
`inv(A)`

and transpose ,`A’`

of matrix A can be found as shown below:

- In order to define a new matrix as the output of a matrix operation, state that the matrix to be defined is equal to the desired command and
**NOT**the other way around. For example, to define matrix, L as the transpose of A:

- Finding the determinant, rank and eigenvalues of a matrix (NB: Again, it would be helpful to know what these terms actually mean or imply with regard to basic matrix calculations):