Question about determinants, computation or theory. If $E$ is a vector space of dimension $d$, then we can compute the determinant of a $d$-uple $(v_1,\ldots,v_d)$ with respect to a basis.

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Is the determinant differentiable?

I was wondering, given an $n\times n$ square matrix with $n^2$ many entries, the function $\det:\left(a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_{n^2}\right)\to \textbf{R}$ which gives the determinant where $a_{k}$'s are the ...
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What's wrong with $\det(P) = -1$ : Change of variable for Quadric Forms ? [Kolman P552 8.7.25]

Would someone please explain "why $\det(P) = 1$ is required" and the general procedure of effecting this? Lay S7.2 didn't expound on this and neither does Kolman in S8.6-8.8. Identify the graph ...
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Determinant of a matrix with symmetric positive definite block

In reviewing linear algebra for an exam, I encountered the following problem: Let $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be symmetric positive definite. If $x$ is any nonzero vector, show that $$ ...
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determinant inequality, $AB=BA$, then $ \det(A^2+B^2)\ge \det(2AB) $

$A$ and $B$ are two $n\times n $ real matrices, $AB=BA$. Can we conclude that $$ \det \Big(A^2+B^2\Big)\ge \det(2AB) $$ is right? Well, the inequality is interesting. if $A,B$ are upper ...
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How can I compute pseudo determinant

Let A square n by n matrix and let b:=pseudo det of A And assume that A is diagonalizable and rkA=r Then what is pseudo det of AA^(t)??
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Determinant of a square matrix with main diagonal of zeros?

How can I show that the determinant of a square matrix A of dimension NxN with all elements equal to $-\delta$ except the main diagonal composed by zeros, is equal to $-(N-1)\times \delta^N$?
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Find Determinant of A

I've tried creating a triangular matrix, tried row reducing but can't figure it out as I keep on having c-unknown in my answer. How would I do this?
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counterexamples to $ \det \Big(A^2+B^2\Big)\ge \det(AB-BA) $

$n\geq3$. A and B are two $n\times n$ reals matrices. For $n\times n$, Could one give counterexamples to show that $$ \det \Big(A^2+B^2\Big)\ge \det(AB-BA) \tag{$*$}$$ is not necessarily true? ...
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Find Determinant of linear transformation

The question is Find the determinant of linear transformation Let V be the vector space of polynomials of degree at most over R, and define T:V to V by T(p(x))=p(1+x)-p'(1-x) for all p(x) in V. I ...
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Non-definite n-by-n matrix

How does one prove that, if $n$ is even and the symmetric $n \times n$ matrix has a negative determinant, then this matrix is non-definite?
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Why do we want that the determinant of the coefficients is $0$?

Eigenvalue problem with periodic boundary conditions-complete Fourier series $$y''+\lambda y=0, 0 \leq x \leq L$$ $$(*): \begin{cases} y(0)=y(L)\\[4pt] y'(0)=y'(L) \end{cases}$$ $$$$ It's a ...
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Prove determinant of $n \times n$ matrix is $(a+(n-1)b)(a-b)^{n-1}$? [duplicate]

Prove $\det(A)$ is $(a+(n-1)b)(a-b)^{n-1}$ where $A$ is $n \times n$ matrix with $a$'s on diagonal and all other elements $b$, off diagonal.
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determinant inequality $ \det(A^2+B^2+(A-B)^2)\ge 3\det(AB-BA) $

A and B are two $2\times2$ reals matrices. then $$ \det \Big(A^2+B^2+(A-B)^2\Big)\ge 3\det(AB-BA) $$ well, it is seems interesting, but it is really hard to get started Thank you very much!
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Largest determinant of a real $3\times 3$-matrix

What is the largest determinant of a real $3\times 3$-matrix with entries from the interval $[-1,1]$ ? A result of John Williamson says that the largest value is equal to $4$, if the entries are just ...
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Assume that the square matrix A has an eigenvalue of 0. Is A invertible? Why or why not?

Just wanted some input to see if my proof is satisfactory or if it needs some cleaning up. Here is what I have. Proof:Suppose $A$ is square and invertible and for the sake of contradiction let $0$ ...
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equivalent condition for interpolation polynomial

Let be $(x_1,y_1),...,(x_n,y_n)\in \mathbb{R}^2 $, where $x_i\neq x_j$ if $i\neq j$. Let be $p$ a polynomial such that, $$det(\begin{pmatrix} p(x)& 1 & x & x^2 &\dots & x^n ...
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What changes where made on this Gaussian-Elimination?

in the Internet I have found the following use of the Gaussian Elimination method: $z \in \mathbb{R}, \ n\in\mathbb{N}, n \ge 2$ and $\begin{pmatrix} z & 1 & \dots & 1 & 1 \\ 1 & ...
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Determinant of Matrix is different than product of diagonal

(sorry in advance, but I can't find a page on how to format math equation/structures) I'm having a bit of an issue with this matrix and finding its determinant. I know what the correct determinant is ...
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derivation of formula to determine determinants

Please explain the derivation of formula to determine determinant. e.g., to calculate determinant of why do we first multiply $a_{11}$ and $a_{22}$? Why not $a_{11}$ and $a_{21}$? Also why do we ...
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Verify that $\det (A) = \det (A^T)$ for two matrices [closed]

(a) $$A = \begin{bmatrix} -2& 3 \\ 1& 4 \\ \end{bmatrix}$$ (b) $$A = \begin{bmatrix} 2& -1& 3 \\ ...
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Find an $n\times n$ integer matrix with determinant $1$ and $n$ distinct positive eigenvalues

I feel pretty stupid for doing this, but here goes anyway. Earlier today I asked: Find an $n\times n$ integer matrix with determinant 1 and $n$ distinct eigenvalues. As it turns out, for my problem I ...
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Find an $n\times n$ integer matrix with determinant 1 and $n$ distinct eigenvalues

Pretty much what the title suggests: for any positive integer $n$, I'm looking for an $n$-by-$n$ matrix with integer entries, determinant $1$ and $n$ eigenvalues. In case it is absolutely useless to ...
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How to show that there is no $3\times3$ real matrix $A$ such that $A^2+I=0$?

Question: show that there is no $3\times3$ real matrix $A$ such that $A^2+I=0$? Is it because: $$\det(A^2)=\det(-I)\\ \implies \det(A)\det(A)=-1\\ \implies \det(A)=-i$$ How to continue?
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$\det(A) = \det(A^T)$ for elementary matrix.

We proofed in class that for any matrix $\det(A) = \det(A^T)$. I was asked to prove the same, only for elementary matrices. Though repeating the proof for any matrix would do the work, it's like using ...
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Proof that $\det(A)=\det(A^T)$ using permutations.

I'm reading a proof for the identity $\det(A) = \det(A^T)$ and I'm trying to udnerstand why the following rows are equivalent: $$\eqalign{ & \det ({A^T}) = \sum\limits_{\pi \in {S_n}} ...
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Evaluate determinant of an $n \times n$-Matrix

I have the following task: Let $K$ be a field, $n \in \mathbb{N}$ and $a,b \in K^n$. Evaluate the determinant of the following matrix: $$\begin{pmatrix} a_1+b_1 & b_2 & b_3 & \dots ...
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What is the connection between $\sqrt g$ and $|\det \psi'|$?

My text defined integration on a manifold as follows Let $M\subset \mathbb R^n$ be an $m$-dimensional manifold, $\varphi:U\to V$ a local map $(U\subset\mathbb R^m, V\subset M)$ and $f:M\to\mathbb ...
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Show that the order of the matrices must be even.

Let $A,B$, two matrices with the order of $n\times n$. Given that $AB + BA = 0$ and $A,B$ are invertible (meaning, there are $A^{-1}, B^{-1}$). Prove that $n$ must be even number. $$\eqalign{ ...
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Counting determinants

Q. Consider the set $\mathbb A$ of all determinants of order $3$ with entries $0$ or $1$ only. Let $\mathbb B$ be the subset of $\mathbb A$ consisting of all determinants with value $1$ and ...
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Calculating matrix determinants based on another's.

$$A = \begin {bmatrix} a & b & c \\ 4 & 0 & 2 \\ 1 & 1 & 1 \end {bmatrix} \ \ , \ \ \left| \ A \ \right| = 3$$ Knowing only this, how does someone calculate the determinant ...
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Determining co-efficient in polynomial expression for a determinant

If $\alpha,\beta \ne 0 $ and $f(n)=\alpha^n+\beta^n$ and $$ \left|\begin{matrix} 3&1+f(1)&1+f(2)\\ 1+f(1)&1+f(2)&1+f(3)\\ 1+f(2)&1+f(3)&1+f(4) \end{matrix}\right| = ...
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Prove that determinant of matrix equal $\pm1$ or $0$

We are given square binary matrix $A_n$. Data contained by A comply the following rule: if row has any 1's then they would appear there only successively (row $(1\space 1\space0\space1 )$ is ...
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Determine all values of $k$ for which the following matrices are linearly independent in $M_{22}$

If we express these matrix vectors as an augmented matrix, we get a row of zeros. If take out this row of zeros we are left with a $3x3$ matrix, is this allowed? We can find values for which the ...
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Calculating the determinant of $-2A^{-1}$ given the determinant of $A$.

If $A$ is a square matrix or size $3$, where $\left | \ A \ \right| = -3$ How do you calculate something like $$ \left | -2A^{-1} \ \right |$$ ? Well, for starters, I believe that the determinant ...
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What does it mean when a system of linear equations have no solution?

$$ A = \left( \begin{array}{ccc} 10 & 29 & 41 \\ 23 & 27 & 42 \\ 24 & 28 & 48 \\ \end{array} \right) $$ $\det (A) = -1748$. Now $B$ is formed when the second column is ...
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Why is the determinant of any triangular matrix always the multiple of the main diagonal?

Is there a mathematical proof or a conclusion explaining as to why it is that?
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Exploring Determinants of Matrices. [closed]

I have a homework and i have to explore different patterns of determinant. I have find a unique pattern with determinants and make a conjecture. Your ideas about different patterns will be welcomed. ...
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Proof, wheather a subset of a Group is a Subgroup

I have to check, weather the following subset of a group is also a subgroup: $$U = \left\{ \begin{pmatrix} a & -b \\ \overline{b} & \overline{a} \end{pmatrix} \in GL(2, \mathbb{C}) \bigg\vert ...
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Proof of Nonnegative Determinant

How can I solve this question?
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Which is the max value of the determinant with 4 lines and 4 colums ,where every term is +- 1?

I understand that this problem can be solve with the volume of a tetrahedron. But i don't know how. please help me ! \begin{vmatrix} \pm1 & \pm1 & \pm1 & \pm1 \\ \pm1 & \pm1 & ...
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Formula for determinant of this matrix

Let's have matrix $(n-1) \times (n-1)$ $$ \begin{pmatrix} 3 & 1& 1& \cdots& 1 \\ 1 & 4& 1& \cdots& 1 \\ 1 & 1& 5& \cdots& 1 \\ \vdots &\vdots ...
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Let A and B be matrices with same dimension. Prove $|\det({}^tA\times B)|^2\leq\det({}^tA\times A)\cdot \det({}^tB\times B)$ [duplicate]

Let $A$ and $B$ be matrices of the same dimension. Prove $|\det({}^tA\times B)|^2\leq\det({}^tA\times A)\cdot \det({}^tB\times B)$, where ${}^tA$ is the transpose of matrix $A$ and $\det$ is the ...
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Proof of a property of a cofactor matrix.

If $A$ is a matrix with $n\geq2$, prove the following property of its cofactor matrix - $ {cof} (A^t) = ({cof} (A))^t$. Are the following properties of matrices and determinants of use here - (a) $ ...
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Prove Derivative is sum of determinants

Given $n^2$ functions $f_{ij}$, each differentiable on an interval (a,b), define $F(x) = det[f_{ij}(x)]$ for each $x$ in $(a,b)$. Prove that the derivative $F'(x)$ is the sum of the determinants, $$ ...
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Calculate determinant of Vandermonde using specified steps.

$V_n(a_1,a_2\dots, a_n)$ is a $N\times N$ Vandermonde matrix = $$\left|\begin{array}[cccc] 11&z_1&\cdots&z^{n-1}_1\\ 1&z_2&\cdots&z^{n-1}_2\\ ...
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A $2\times2$ Matrix inequality

$M,N$ are $2\times2$ real matrices, and $MN=NM$. Then, for any three real numbers $x,y,z$, we have $$4xz\det(xM^2+yMN+zN^2)\geq(4xz-y^2)\big(x\det(M)-z\det(N)\big)^2 $$ some thought: 1). ...
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Why does a matrix have determinant zero if one row is the sum of two other rows?

So basically here I am trying to understand why it is like that? Suppose Matrix $$ A = \left( \begin{array}{ccc} a & b & c \\ d & e & f \\ a+d & b+e & c+f \end{array} \right) ...
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Determinant of block $n \times n$ matrix

Let det $A = \det(\begin{bmatrix}B& 0\\ 0& I_mI\end{bmatrix})$; $B$ and $D$ are square matrices. $I_m$ is an identity matrix of size $m$. I keep reading that it is obvious that we can view ...
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Cramer's rule and understanding Area/Volume

I'm having trouble connecting all the ideas we're learning in Linear Algebra. On the one hand, I understand how to find determinants, and therefore expansion factors. I also am fairly certain I have a ...
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Linear Algebra Review Questions

So I have a test on Monday and my professor posted a couple of non-graded review questions that she said we should look over. Anyhow, I have a couple of questions that I'd like answered if that's ...