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Eigenvalues and Determinants of Two Matricies

Suppose $B=[v,e]$ is an $n \times 2$ matrix with $v=[v_1,...,v_n]^T$ and $e=[1,...,1]^T$, and $J_{2\times 2}=[(0,1),(1,0)]$, and so $Rank(BJB^T)=2$. How can we prove that $BJB^T$ and $JB^TB$ have the ...
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Determinant of the sum of an identity matrix and a rank-two-symmetric matrix

Suppose $I$ is an $n \times n$ identity matrix, and $S$ is the $n \times n$ symmetric matrix with rank equals two. I was reading something saying that: $$\det(I-S)=(1-\lambda_1)(1-\lambda_2)$$ where ...
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Determinant in $\mathbb Z_{5}$

I need to find $$ \det\left[ \begin{array}{cc} 2 & 4 & 0 \\ 1 & 1 & 3 \\ 3 & 2 & 1 \end{array} \right] $$ over $\mathbb Z_{5}$ What I did: $$2\det\left[ ...
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Finding determinant of a 3x3 matrix

Assuming y is a nonzero real number, I need to find the determinant of this matrix: $$ \left[ \begin{array}{cc} 1 & y & y^2 \\ y & y^2 & y^3 \\ y^2 & y^3 & y^4 ...
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Shortest and most elementary proof that the product of an $n$-column and an $n$-row has determinant $0$

Let $\bf u$ be any column vector and $\bf v$ be any row vector, each with $n \geq 2$ arbitrary entries from a field. Then it is well known that ${\bf u} {\bf v}$ is an $n \times n$ matrix such ...
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A special case: determinant of a $n\times n$ matrix

I would like to solve for the determinant of a $n\times n$ matrix $V$ defined as: $$ V_{i,j}= \begin{cases} v_{i}+v_{j} & \text{if} & i \neq j \\[2mm] (2-\beta_{i}) v_{i} & \text{if} ...
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Calculate the Determinant of a NXN matrix

Is there any elegant way to calculate the determinant of the N X N symmetric matrix M, where the $(i,j)$ term is defined by: $$M_{ij}=m_i+m_j$$ with $0\le m_i, m_j \le1$ The solution will be in ...
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Is this Determinant and Trace identity equivalent to Unitary matrix?

Thanks for any help in advance. I have this equality for a 2x2 invertible complex matrix: $$\text{Tr}(AA^*)=2|\text{det}(A)|^2$$ where $*$ is complex conjugate transposition. Is this equality ...
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Proof of Minkowski determinant inequality

I wonder where can I find the proof for the Minkowski determinant inequality? ( i.e., given two positive definite n x n symmetric matricies A and B, $det(A+B)^{1/n}\ge det(A)^{1/n}+det(B)^{1/n}$ ) ...
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Linear Algebra - four “true or false” questions about matrices and linear systems

I'm reviewing for my linear algebra course, and have four "true or false" questions that I'm struggling to prove. I've included my approach to the solutions in brackets below them: 1) If $A^2 = B^2$, ...
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If $A^n = I$, $n$ odd, $A$ a square integer matrix, does $A = I$?

Edit: Crap, even my hypothesis was wrong. If you put $A = \left[ \begin{array}{cc} 1&-1\\3&-2 \end{array} \right]$, then $A^3 = I$ but no eigenvalue is $1$. (What's true is that all ...
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Determinant of Cauchy matrix

Today I came to know about Cauchy sequence but in wikipedea no proof for the determinant was given. Can anyone help me to understand on this regard? Thanks in advance
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Determinant - derivation of the general formula and its history [duplicate]

I know the formula for calculating matrix determinant. What's I'm wondering is where did that general formula come from? And why determinants are so important? Obviously they are useful in finding ...
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Finding that values k that make this matrix invertible without using the determinant

The matrix in question is A = [(1,1,1),(1,2,k),(1,4,k^2)]. I know that I can row reduce the matrix to rref, which should in theory leave me with some k values in the matrix from which I can see what ...
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How to solve matrix eigenvalue equation which has a summation.

General problem: If I have some $n \times n$ matrices $\mathsf{M}^\tau$, and column vectors (with $n$ rows) $X^\tau$ is there some mathematical tricks I can do to solve the eigenvalue equation $ ...
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Determinant question $\det(A^{-1/2}) = \det(A)^{-1/2}$

Can someone show me how: $\det(A^{-1/2}) = \det(A)^{-1/2}$ where we assume that $A$ is invertible. thanks
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Complex Matrix Determinant Constraints

I am currently a bit stuck on a problem and I would like to get some input to get me going again. I need to solve an optimization problem involving a complex matrix $L$ which depends on the ...
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$ Det(cA^{-1})=c^n \frac{1}{det(A)} $

$ Det(cA^{-1})=c^n \frac{1}{det(A)} $ also $ Det((cA)^{-1})=c^n \frac{1}{det(A)} $ Is any of those true?
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Prove that the determinant of a given matrix is proportional to the area of the triangle whose corners are the three points.

For three points in 2D, $(x_1,y_1)$, $(x_2,y_2)$, and $(x_3,y_3)$, show that the determinant of \begin{bmatrix} x_1 & y_1 & 1\\ x_2 & y_2 & 2\\ x_3 & y_3 & 3\\ ...
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Determinants of Matrices det(4A) equals?

Suppose A is a 4 x 4 matrix such that det(A) = 1/64. What will det(4A^-1)^T be equal to? Here's my thinking, det(A^T) = det(A) I has no effect on the determinant. And det(A^-1) = 1/det(A) so ...
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Matrix with entries from $1$ to $16$, each occuring once, and determinant $40800$

In OEIS, it is claimed, that the largest possible determinant of a $4\ x \ 4$-matrix with the entries from $1$ to $16$, each occuring once, is $40800$. Unfortunately, the article does not mention a ...
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Determinant-like expression for non-square matrices

I'm interested in whether for any real matrix of size $m \times n$ there is a real number with the following properties: It is a polynomial expression with real coefficients in the entries of the ...
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Is there an easy way to find the sign of the determinant of an orthogonal matrix?

I just learned that if a matrix is orthogonal, its determinant can only be valued 1 or -1. Now, if I were presented with a large matrix where it would take a lot of effort to calculate its ...
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determinant of a standard magic square

What is the lowest positive, what the highest possible value for the determinant of a standard-magic-square-matrix of order n ? Are there singular standard-magic-square-matrices of any order ...
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Block matrix determinant

I have encountered an statement several times while proving determinant of a block matrix. $$\det\pmatrix{A&0\\0&D}\; = \det(A)det(D)$$ where $A$ is $k\times k$ and $D$ is $n\times n$ ...
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Determinant of a matrix with $t$ in all off-diagonal entries.

It seems from playing around with small values of $n$ that $$ \det \left( \begin{array}{ccccc} -1 & t & t & \dots & t\\ t & -1 & t & \dots & t\\ t & t & -1 ...
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Is finding a matrix out of some set with a given determinant a hard problem?

Given $n\ge 2\ \ ,\ u,v,k\ $ integers. Decision problem : Does a $n\times n$ - matrix with entries from $u$ to $v$ with determinant $k$ exist? In which complexity class is this problem ? Is it ...
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Is det(A) maximal, if det(A+E) is maximal?

Let A be a binary matrix of size n x n and E be the matrix of the same size with all entries $1$. Proof or disproof : If det(A+E) has the maximal possible value, then det(A) also has the maximal ...
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Verification Matrices & Linear Equations Part 2

...Continued Question 3 A - True because if it equals 4 then there will be infinite solutions B - True because any gradient except for one that is equal (4) will intersect giving a unique ...
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Matrix Equation- solution

Sir, We have given $A= \begin{bmatrix}q_1 & q_2&q_3 \\ q_4 & q_5&q_6\\ q_7 & q_8&q_9 \end{bmatrix} \tag 1$. A is a matrix with determinant 1,orthogonal , invertible and ...
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Derivative of determinant of symmetric matrix wrt a scalar

For a given square symmetric invertible matrix $\mathbf{X}$ and scalar $\alpha$ (such that the entries of $\mathbf{X}$ depend on $\alpha$), I would like to use the following well-known expression for ...
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Proving that there is no invertible matrix with zero row sums using determinants

I have the following question which I know I should use the determinant to solve. Here it is: Determine if there exists an invertible $3\times3$ matrix $A$ such that $$\begin{align*} ...
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show that the determinants are equal

Prove that the determinants are equal $$ \begin{vmatrix} a^2 & bc & ac+c^2 \\ a^2+ab & b^2 & ac \\ ab & b^2+bc & c^2 \\ \end{vmatrix}= ...
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Generalization of a formula for 2x2-matrices

It is well known that $$|det(v_1,...,v_n)|\le ||v_1||_2...||v_n||_2$$ with equality if and only if the vectors are pairwise orthogonal. For n = 2, the following formula holds : $$det(\pmatrix ...
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Least number not being the determinant of a set of matrices

Let n > 1 be a natural number and u < v integers. How can I determine the least natural number not being the determinant of some n x n - matrix with integers in the range u..v without calculating ...
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Show without expanding that the two determinants are equal

$$ Let\ A= \begin{bmatrix} 0 & a^2 & b^2 & c^2\\ a^2 & 0 & z^2 & y^2\\ b^2 & z^2 & 0 & x^2\\ c^2 & y^2 & x^2 & ...
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Strange phenomena in determinants of matrix of determinants.

In my research, my computations are giving rise to the following strange phenomena: Let $$D=\begin{bmatrix}x_1^p & x_2^p & x_{3}^p\\ x_{1}^q & x_{2}^q & x_{3}^q\\ x_{1}^r & ...
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Gauss Seidel Method - How do I avoid calculating $L^{-1}$?

I'm trying to write a matlab code that gets a diagonal dominant matrix $A$, vector $b$, and finds an approximate solution $x$ to $Ax=b$ using Gauss-Seidel Method. I understand the theory. Suppose ...
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Minimum absolute determinant of a regular latin square matrix

It is easy to show that a latin square of size n x n has a determinant, which is a multiple of $\large \frac{n^2(n+1)}{2}$, if n is odd and $\large \frac{n^2(n+1)}{4}$, if n is even. This is a lower ...
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Maximum determinant of latin squares

I strongly conjecture that the maximum absolute determinant of a latin square can be attained by a circulant matrix. For example, $\pmatrix {5&4&2&3&1 \\ 1&5&4&2&3 \\ ...
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Matrix notation why is column 3= column 1?

let $A =$\begin{bmatrix}a_{11} & a_{21} & a_{11}\\a_{12} & a_{22} & a_{12}\\a_{13} & a_{23} & a_{13}\end{bmatrix} where $a_{ij}\in\Bbb R$ for each $1\le i , j\le 3$ which of ...
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Maximum determinant of a $m\times m$ - matrix with entries $1..n$

I want to find the maximal possible determinant of a $ m\times m$ - matrix A with entries $1..n$. Conjecture 1 : The maximum possible determinant can be achieved by a matrix only ...
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Surprising necessary condition for a “shift-invariant” determinant

Let $A$ be a $4\ x\ 4$ binary matrix and $Z=\pmatrix {s&s&s&s \\ s&s&s&s \\s&s&s&s \\s&s&s&s}$ Then $\det(A+Z)=\det(A)=1\ $ (independent of s, so ...
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Expectation of the absolut value of the determinant of a random matrix

Let $A$ be a random matrix of size $m\times m$ with integer entries $-n\ldots n$. Each value should have the same probability. What is the expectation of the random variable $$X := |\det A|$$ Can ...
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Simple proof that a $3\times 3$-matrix with entries $s$ or $s+1$ cannot have determinant $\pm 1$, if $s>1$.

Let $s>1$ and $A$ be a $3\times 3$ matrix with entries $s$ or $s+1$. Then $\det(A)\ne \pm 1$. The determinant has the form $as+b$ with integers $a$,$b$ and it has to be proven that $a>0$ if ...
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Determinant of a matrix shifted by m

Let $A$ be an $n\times n$ matrix and $Z$ be the $n\times n$ matrix, whose entries are all $m$. Let $S$ be the sum of all the adjoints of $A$. Then my conjecture is $\det(A+Z)=\det(A)+Sm$ , in ...
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Properties of Determinant of matrix sum/multiplication

!Hey there :) I am currently working on a topic in control engineering and I'm currently looking for some way to relate determinants of matrix combinations to the determinant of the elements. ...
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Prove that if the sum of each row of A equals s, then s is an eigenvalue of A. [duplicate]

Consider an $n \times n$ matrix $A$ with the property that the row sums all equal the same number $s$. Show that $s$ is an eigenvalue of $A$. [Hint: Find an eigenvector] My attempt: By definition: ...
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How to factor and reduce a huge determinant to simpler form? Linear Algebra

So, I have learned about cofactor expansion. But the cofactor expansion I know doesn't reduce the number of rows and colums to one matrix. I usually pick a colum, multiply each element in the column ...