**CBSE Class 12 - Maths - Introduction to Matrices (Questions and Answers)****Part-1**

**CBSE Class 12 - Maths - Introduction to Matrices (Questions and Answers)**

**Part-1**

**Q1: Name the mathematician, was the first person to introduce the concept of a matrix? Define matrix.**

**Answer**: Arthur Cayley in 1857

A matrix is an ordered rectangular array of numbers or functions. The numbers or functions are called the elements or the entries of the matrix.

**Q2: Give examples of domains where matrices based applications are widely used.**

**Answer**: Matrices is one of the most important and powerful tools in mathematics which has found its way into various disciplines like Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Commerce etc.