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how to show A is non singular using GE and ut function files. im using this code and its showing error in line 3 which is n=length(b);

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function [U,c]=GE(A,b)
n=length(b);
for i=1:n-1
for k=n:-1:i+1
m= A(k,i)/A(i,i);
% A(k,i)=0;
% for j=2:4
A(k,:)=A(k,:)-A(i,:)*(m);
% end
b(k)=b(k)-b(i)*(m);
end
end
function x=ut_sys(U,c)
n=length(U);
x=zeros(n,1);
x(n)=c(n)/U(n,n);
for i=n-1:-1:1
s=0;
for j=n:-1:i+1
s =s+U(i,j)*x(j);
end
x(i) = (c(i)-s)/ U(i,i);
end

Accepted Answer

Ayush Gupta
Ayush Gupta on 16 Sep 2020
Calculating determinant is a terribly inefficient thing for larger arrays. So, a nice alternative is to use the product of the diagonal elements of a specific matrix factorization of our square array. The best tool is to use rank. Thus, if the rank of an NxM matrix is less than min(N,M), then the matrix is singular. Suppose there is a matrix A, for which we want to check if it is singular or not, refer to the following code:
[N M] = size(A);
k = rank(A);
If(k<min(N,M))
%matrix is singular
end

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