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I mean have it been studied, does it have a name?

Like Transpose, Inverse, etc.. have names.

I wonder if the "inversion" of the components position have a name so then I could search material on this topic.

Thanks

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Are you talking about infinite vectors here? Because I don't understand why you'd want to consider a vector which does have a "bottom" but no "top". –  TMM Sep 13 '11 at 19:28
    
If you think of $[1,2,3,4,\ldots]$ as an ordered set (as opposed to a vector), then $[\ldots,4,3,2,1]$ is the set in the "reverse order". –  Arturo Magidin Sep 13 '11 at 19:29
    
you are right, I will edit, thanks –  Hernán Eche Sep 13 '11 at 19:29
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It's the called the reverse identity matrix J. J[1 2 3 4]^T = [4 3 2 1]^T. –  Apprentice Queue Sep 13 '11 at 19:41
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@Appren Why don't you post your comment as an answer? (May be you could add some reference for the term.) –  Srivatsan Sep 13 '11 at 19:51

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I do not know anything about reversal specifically, but it is a special case of what is known as a permutation matrix.

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+1 I think yes. –  Hernán Eche Sep 13 '11 at 21:46
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Specifically, the permutation matrix for this operation is termed as an exchange matrix. –  J. M. Sep 13 '11 at 23:49
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As @ApprenticeQueue points out in a comment, it is also sometimes called a reverse identity matrix. I found at least one reference that uses this term: wellesleycambridge.com/websections/cse11.pdf. –  Srivatsan Sep 13 '11 at 23:54

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