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The transpose of a matrix is a new matrix whose rows are the columns of the original (which makes its columns the rows of the original). Here is a matrix and its transpose:

The superscript "T" means "transpose". Another way to look at the transpose is that the element at row r column c if the original is placed at row c column r of the transpose. We will usually work with square matrices, and it is usually square matrices that will be transposed. However, non-square matrices can be transposed, as well:


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