I'm very new to Maple and I'm just curious as to how Maple computes its summations with the MatrixPower command.
if A = a real square matrix
c = some real constant
x = c*A
then Why is it, that when I try to use...
sum(MatrixPower(x,k), k = 0..3);
I get a non-real / ridiculous result, but when I type it out...
MatrixPower(x,0) + MatrixPower(x,1) + MatrixPower(x,2) + MatrixPower(x,3);
x^0 + x^1 + x^2 + x^3;