# Upper triangular matrix/Definition

Upper triangular matrix

Upper triangular matrix

An ${}n\times n$-matrix of the form

- ${\begin{pmatrix}b_{1}&\ast &\cdots &\cdots &\ast \\0&b_{2}&\ast &\cdots &\ast \\\vdots &\ddots &\ddots &\ddots &\vdots \\0&\cdots &0&b_{n-1}&\ast \\0&\cdots &\cdots &0&b_{n}\end{pmatrix}}$

is called an * upper triangular matrix*.