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Vectors

How to type the row vector

Type a left parenthesis and a right parenthesis, then move the insertion point to be between them.

Type (), press

Type the first entry of the vector. Create the next entry by pressing the Control key and the Comma key at the same time.

Type a, press ControlKeyLeftModified, RightModified

Type the next entry into the placeholder (which is already selected). Create another entry with Control-Comma and repeat.

Type b, press ControlKeyLeftModified, RightModified

Type c, press ControlKeyLeftModified, RightModified

Type d

Press the Control key and the Space bar at the same time to get out of the GridBox.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

Move the insertion point to get out of the vector.

Press

How to type the column vector

Type a left parenthesis and a right parenthesis, then put the insertion point to be between them.

Type (), press

Type the first entry of the vector. Create the next entry by pressing the Control key and the Return key at the same time.

Type a, press ControlKeyLeftModified RightModified

Type the next entry into the placeholder (which is already selected). Create another entry with Control-Return and repeat.

Type b, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedRightModified

Type c, press ControlKeyLeftModifiedRightModified

Type d

Press the Control key and the Space bar at the same time to get out of the GridBox.

Press ControlKeyKeyBarSpaceKey

Press