I have a positive definite matrix $A$. I am going to choose its Frobenius norm $\|A\|_F^2$ as a cost function and then minimize $\|A\|_F^2$. But I think I need to find a reason to convince people it is reasonable to choose $\|A\|_F^2$ as a cost function. So I'm wondering if there are some geometric meanings of the Frobenius norm. Thanks.
Edit: here $A$ is a 3 by 3 matrix. In the problem I'm working on, people usually choose $\det A$ as a cost function since $\det A$ has an obvious geometric interpretation: the volume of the parallelepiped determined by $A$. Now I want to choose $\|A\|_F^2$ as a cost function because of the good properties of $\|A\|_F^2$. That's why I am interested in the geometric meaning of $\|A\|_F^2$.