Question: Express Matrices Using Specific Basis

Hi all,

I am considering a scenario in which I have, for example, four matrices, A, B, C, and D, which form a basis for all of the (numerical) calculations I am doing.  (For example, A + B = i*C, etc.)  Right now, if I add A and B, I get a matrix back whose elements are i*C, but I cannot get Maple to express it as i*C.  As a simple example, let:

A = (1 0 // 0 1 )

B = (0 1 // -1 0)

C = (i i // -i i)

Then A + B returns (1 1 // -1 1); I'd like for Maple to "intelligently" give iC. can I get Maple to expand a given matrix (A+B) in terms of a particular basis (here, simply C)?

Thank you.


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