Sum of matrix times scalars

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Hi,
I have a series of 3x3 matrices T1, T2, T3 ... TN. In addition, I have a series of scalars a1, a2, ... aN. I wish to perform the following sum WITHOUT the use of a for-loop. T1*a1 + T2*a2 + .... TN*aN. I have solved this using a for loop currently, but wish to take advantage of Matlabs superior data structures i.e. 3D arrays, cells, etc.
Thank you for your help !
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Mohammed Kagalwala
Mohammed Kagalwala on 21 Oct 2019
They are in different individual variable names however no reason they can't be grouped in a cell or 3D matrix

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Matt J
Matt J on 21 Oct 2019
Edited: Matt J on 21 Oct 2019
Hold your 3x3 matrices in a 3x3xN array caled T and your scalars in an Nx1 vector called a and do,
result=reshape(T,9,[])*a(:);
result=reshape(result,3,3);
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Mohammed Kagalwala
Mohammed Kagalwala on 21 Oct 2019
Thank you for your help ! The reshape solutions both work, however on average Matt's solution is faster ( I tested with N = 10000). My other method was coming up with an S1 and S2 such that T*S1*q*S2 = to the 3x3 sum I want. Here T is 3x3N, and q is Nx1. I'm going to try and extend the reshape idea to the following double sum, , where = 3x3 matrix.

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