canonical matrix

canonical matrix

[kə′nän·ə·kəl ′mā‚triks]
(mathematics)
A member of an equivalence class of matrices that has a particularly simple form, where the equivalence classes are determined by one of the relations defining equivalent, similar, or congruent matrices.
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Section 1 treats standard issues such as the nature of a Gospel, the fourfold collection, the canonical matrix, and the relation of the Gospels to the historical Jesus.