# align 12*12 matrix in center I have used \begin{bmatrix} and \setcounter{MaxMatrixCols}{20} to get this matrix . how do i assign it in center or scale this matrix .....?

• Define submatrices and make K a 4x4 matrix. It will still cover less space. – percusse Jul 20 '17 at 9:00
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• i dont know how to do that, if posssible can you please explain or any help regarding the alignment of matrix in center – 1450 Jul 20 '17 at 9:07

I would do something like the following (with no attempt for aesthetics)

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts}
\begin{document}
We did symmetric matrix stuff. Let $K_1, K_2, K_3, K_4$ be symmetric matrices defined as
$\mathbb{J} = \begin{bmatrix}1&-1\\-1&1\end{bmatrix},\ K_2 = \begin{bmatrix} \frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}\\ \star&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}\\ \star&\star&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}\\ \star&\star&\star&\frac{12EI}{L^2} \end{bmatrix},\ K_3 = \begin{bmatrix} \frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}\\ \star&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}\\ \star&\star&\frac{12EI}{L^2}&\frac{12EI}{L^2}\\ \star&\star&\star&\frac{12EI}{L^2} \end{bmatrix}$
then
$K = \begin{bmatrix}\frac{EA}{L}\mathbb{J}&&&\\&K_2&&\\&&K_3&\\&&&\frac{JG}{L}\mathbb{J}\end{bmatrix}$

\end{document} • Thank You. I have another matrix which is even bigger than this,Can you help me with aligning matrix in Landscape mode ..? – 1450 Jul 20 '17 at 9:48