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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Verifying whether a number is the determinant of a matrix

What is the (computationally) fastest way to determine whether a number is the determinant of a given real matrix? I am wondering if I have an upper bound on the absolute value of the determinant of ...
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How to find the determinant of a parallelogram using the vertices. (Using a matrix)

What it says on the tin. I already know how to find the determinant of a parallelogram using the vector components in a matrix, however, I am curious if there is a way to do it simply through the ...
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Calculate a determinant.

Let $a_{1}, \cdots, a_{n}$ and $b$ be real numbers. I like to know the determinant of the matrix $$\det\begin{pmatrix} a_{1}+b & b & \cdots & b \\ b & a_{2}+b & \cdots & b \...
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Can the given transformation possible for given determinant?

In forth step $(x-1)(x-2)$ is obtained by applying transformation R$1 \frac{1}{(x+1)}$ and R$2 \frac{1}{(x+2)}$. But we get value of $x = -1$ or $ x = -2$ so $\frac{1}{(x+1)}$ and $\frac{1}{(x+2)}$ ...
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Evaulate a determinant involving factorials.

In a problem set given by a teacher, there is the following problem. If $a_n = \frac{1}{n!}$, evaluate $$ D_n = \begin{vmatrix} a_1 & a_0 & 0 & 0 & \cdots & 0 & 0 & 0\...
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If $BA$ has $-1$ as an eigenvalue, then so does $AB$?

I was just encountered with a rather tough problem as follows: Suppose $A,B\in M_n(\mathbb R)$, prove: $$\det(I_n+AB)\ne0\Rightarrow\det(I_n+BA)\ne0$$ Although at this moment I am still at a ...
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Determinant of a 5 × 5 matrix

I have a little problem with a determinant. Let $A = (a_{ij}) \in \mathbb{R}^{(n, n)}, n \ge 4$ with $$a_{ij} = \begin{cases} x \quad \mbox{for } \,i = 2, \,\, j \ge 4,\\ d \quad \mbox{for } \,...
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$A^{-1}$ has integer entries if and only if the ${\rm det}\ (A) =\pm 1$

So, $A$ is a nxn matrix with integer entried. The question is to prove that $A^{-1}$ has all integer entries if and only if ${\rm det}\ (A) =\pm 1$ I know that $A^{-1}= {\rm adj}(A)/{\rm det}(A)$ ...
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Tutte matrix - Determinant

I'm trying to understand the proof of the "magic theorem" about the Tutte matrix which states: Let $T$ be the Tutte matrix of $G(V, E)$. Then, $$\det(T) = 0 \quad\Longleftrightarrow\quad G \text{...
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Finding determinant of a 4x4 matrix

I am trying to find the determinant of this matrix but was told by my teacher that we wouldn't need to find the determinant of more than $3\times 3$ matrices so I am guessing there is a way of solving ...
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Determinant with one parameter, how to deal with this?

Let $t\in \mathbb R$ be a parameter, and $$|A(t)|= \begin{vmatrix} a_{11}+t &a_{12}+t &\cdots &a_{1n}+t\\ a_{21}+t &a_{22}+t &\cdots &a_{2n}+t\\ \vdots &\vdots & ...
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Finding complex eigenvalues

For the matrix \begin{pmatrix}1/2 & 1 & 3/4\\2/3 & 0 & 0\\0 & 1/3 & 0\end{pmatrix} Find the eigenvalues and corresponding eigenvectors. I did this with an online calculator and ...
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Proving that eigenvalues are positive iff $\det(A_k)> 0$ for all $k = 1, …, n$ for a real symmetric matrix $A$

I am trying to prove that eigenvalues of $A$ are positive iff $\det(A_k)> 0$ for all $k = 1, ..., n$ for a real symmetric matrix $A$ where $A_k$ is the $k \times k$ matrix obtained by deleting the ...
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Why would the Jacobian not be zero in this case?

Find the jacobian of the transformation x = u, y = 3uv in the uv plane. Why would $U_y$ not be zero in this case, if the equation U = x contains no mentions of y?
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An (open?) problem about a sequence of nested sub-matrices and their determinant

I had an idea. Let us start with an example. Consider the matrix $$ A = \left[ \begin{array}{ccc} 1 & 1 & 0 \\ 1 & 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 0 & 1 \end{array} \right] $$ It is invertible, ...
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Process of finding the eigenvalues of a 3x3 matrix

I'm trying to find the eigenvalues of a 3x3 matrix in order to eventually find an orthogonal matrix $Q$ and diagonal matrix $D$ such that $Q^TAQ = D$, where $A$ is a symmetric matrix, however I'm not ...
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Any hint about solving this monster determinant?

I'm asked to solve the following determinant: $$|A|= \begin{vmatrix} 1 &2 &3 &\cdots &{n-1} &n\\ 2 &3 &4 &\cdots &n &1\\ \vdots &\vdots &\vdots & &...
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Prove that $\det(A) \cdot v \, A^{-1} = \det(A+uv) \cdot v \, (A+uv)^{-1}$.

Let $A$ be a $n \times n$ matrix, $u$ a $n \times 1$ matrix and $v$ a $1 \times n$ matrix. If $A$ and $(A+uv)$ are invertible, prove that $$ \det(A) \cdot v \, A^{-1} = \det(A+uv) \cdot v \, (A+uv)^{-...
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What is the determinant of the sum of a diagonal matrix and a matrix of ones?

Given a square matrix, all elements outside of the main diagonal being equal to $1,$ what is its determinant?
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Induction for Vandermonde Matrix

Given real numbers $x_1<x_2<\cdots<x_n$, define the Vandermonde matrix by $V=(V_{ij}) = (x^j_i)$. That is, $$V = \left(\begin{array}{cccccc} 1 & x_1 & x^2_1 & \cdots ...
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Can you prove My conjecture about Invertiblity of the Derivative Matrix ?! (to use Inverse function Theorem)

In the Analysis2 midterm exam, we had the following problem: Let the equation $a_nx^n+\cdots+a_1x+a_0=0$ has $n$ simple real roots (distinct) $\{\alpha_1,\cdots,\alpha_n\}$. Prove that the above ...
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How do you find the determinant of this $(n-1)\times (n-1)$ matrix?

It's for a proof of Cayley's Formula, I know I'm being dumb and can't see it, how do I find the determinant of this $(n-1)\times (n-1)$ matrix where the diagonal entries are $n-1$ and the off diagonal ...
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Value of determinant using given conditions.

Let $A$ be a $2$ x $2$ matrix with real entries and $det(A)$ is equal to $d$ which is non-zero. It is given that $det(A +d(adjA))=0$ where $adj$ stands for the adjoint of the matrix. We have to find ...
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Computing the spherical coordinates in n-dimensions [duplicate]

This time I want to compute the Jacobian of the spherical coordinates in n dimensions, so it needs to give me the following result: $$\displaystyle r^{n-1}\sin^{n-2}\phi_1\sin^{n-3}\phi_2\cdots\sin\...
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How to calculate the determinants like these?

I'm trying to solve this determinant question and I just can't understand how to approach this. If $x^3$=1, then $$\Delta=\begin{vmatrix} a & b & c \\ b & c & a \\ c & a & b ...
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Problems with the inverse of a banded matrix: not invertible?

I am creating with a software a banded matrix, which is also symmetric. In fact, its definition comes from an array, Array[q], whose length is ...
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Determinant using Row and Column operations/expansions

We are asked to show that: $$ \det\left[\begin{array}{rrr} 2 & 3 & 7 & 1 & 3\\ 2 & 3 & 7 & 1 & 5\\ 2 & 3 & 6 & 1 & 9\\ 4 & 6 &...
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How to compute the following Jacobian

I need to show that the Jacobian of the n-dimensional spherical coordinates is $$\displaystyle r^{n-1}\sin^{n-2}\phi_1\sin^{n-3}\phi_2\cdots\sin\phi_{n-2}$$ then I have computed the Jacobian matrix, ...
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How to explain the calculation of the determinant of a $4\times4$ matrix

In my linear algebra lecture notes, I am studying an example which concerns the calculation of the determinant of a $4 \times 4$ matrix, by first reducing the matrix to upper triangular form. (See ...
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Determinant of block-triangular matrix made of 3 matrices [duplicate]

Let $A$ be a $k \times k$ matrix and $B$ be a $\left(n-k\right) \times \left(n-k\right)$ matrix, and $Z$ be the $n \times n$ matrix $$ Z = \left( \begin{matrix} A & C \\ 0 & B \end{matrix} \...
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Determinants order of operations

When computing determinants using their properties, what is the order in which the determinant gets evaluated? Ie. \begin{vmatrix} 2AA^t \\ \end{vmatrix} Do we start with $2A$ or $...
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Computing the volume of a fundamental domain of a lattice

Suppose I have $n$ linearly independent vectors in $\mathbb{R}^m$, say $v_1, .., v_n$. Then $v_1,..., v_n$ form a lattice $\Lambda$ inside a subspace $V$ = $\mathbb{R}v_1 + ... + \mathbb{R}v_n \...
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Why is determinant called volume of the fundamental parallelepiped in geometry of numbers?

Let $v_1, ..., v_n$ be $n$ linearly independent vectors in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Then they form a lattice $\Lambda \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ and the volume of the fundamental domain is $|\det A|$, where $A$ ...
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Integration.Matrix.Determinant.Inverse.Trace.

Given $$ I_n=\int_0^1\frac{x^n}{x^{2012}-1}{\rm d}x\text{ and }J_n=\int_0^1\frac{x^n}{x^{2013}+1}{\rm d}x\quad\forall n>2012, n\in\mathbb N$$ If the matrix $$\rm A=[a_{ij}]_{3\times3}\text{ where }{...
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Find determinant value

\begin{vmatrix} 3 & 2 & 0 & 0 & . &. & . & . &0 &0 \\ 1 & 3 & 2 & 0 & . &. & . & . &0 &0 \\ 0 & 1 & 3 & 2 & . &...
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The discriminant of (1,x,x^2) in a cubic field.

Let $K$ be a cubic field such that $K=\mathbb Q[x]$ with $x^3=2$. The discriminant of $\{1,x,x^2\}$ is supposed to be $\begin{vmatrix} 3 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 6 \\ 0 & 6 & 0\end{...
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Determine the coefficient of polynomial det(I + xA)

Given matrix an n-by-n matrix $A$ and its $n$ eigenvalues. How do I determine the coefficient of the term $x^2$ of the polynomial given by $q(x) = \det(I_n + xA)$
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Same roots, same polynomial? How to prove characteristic polynomial of $AB = BA$?

I'm giving a (simple) proof that the characteristic polynomial of $AB$ = characteristic polynomial of $BA$ (without using the fact that $AB$ and $BA$ are similar). $det(AB) = det(A)det(B) = det(B)...
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Prove that $\det(AA^T+I)\ge 1$

If $A$ is a matrix with real entries, prove that $$\det(AA^T+I)\ge 1.$$ I tried using the eigenvalues. One thing came into my mind: maybe $AA^T$ is positive definite (I don't know whether this is ...
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Prove: $(\det(A-B)+\det(A+B) )^2 \ge 4\det(A^2-B^2 )$

Let $A,B \in \mathcal{M}_n (\mathbb{R})$ two matrices so that: a) $AB^2=B^2 A$ and $BA^2=A^2 B$ b) $\text{rank}(AB-BA)=1$. Prove: $$(\det(A-B)+\det(A+B) )^2≥4\det(A^2-B^2 )$$ This ...
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An Eigen Value of $\tiny \begin{pmatrix} a&b&1 \\ c&d&1 \\ 1&-1&0\\ \end{pmatrix}$ is :

Let $a,b,c,d$ be distinct non zero real numbers with $a+b=c+d.$ Then, an eigen value of the matrix $A= \begin{pmatrix} a&b&1 \\ c&d&1 \\ 1&-1&0\\ \end{pmatrix}$ is : $(i)~a+c ~...
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Wedge Product Formula For Sine. Analogous Formula Generalizing Cosine to Higher Dimensions?

So I was day dreaming about linear algebra today (in a class which had nothing to do with linear algebra), when I stumbled across an interesting relationship. I was thinking about how determinants are ...
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Is the area of $T(\Omega)=|\det A|\,(\text{area of }\Omega)$?

We are given that $\Omega$ is a parallelogram in $\mathbb{R}^3$ and $\left\{ T(\vec{x}) = A\vec{x} \mid \mathbb{R}^3 \mapsto \mathbb{R}^3\right\}$ is a linear transformation. From the definition of ...
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What is the 3-volume of the 3-parallelepiped defined by $\left\{\vec{v_1},\vec{v_2},\vec{v_3}\right\}$?

We have $\left\{\vec{v_1},\vec{v_2},\vec{v_3}\right\}=\left\{\begin{bmatrix}1\\0\\0\\0\end{bmatrix},\begin{bmatrix}1\\1\\1\\1\end{bmatrix},\begin{bmatrix}1\\2\\3\\4\end{bmatrix}\right\}$ QR-...
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can we use saras method for finding determinant of matrix greater than 3x3

Can Sarrus method of finding determinant be used for finding determinant of matrices greater than $3\times 3$ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_Sarrus as I am unable to find any example of matrix ...
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Induction proof: $\det(M) = \prod_{1 \le j \le n} (x_j - x_i)$

Following problem: Let $\mathbb{K}$ be a Field and $M = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & x_1 & \ldots & x_1^{n-1} \\ \vdots & \vdots & & \vdots \\ 1 & x_n & \...
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Does the trace and determinant uniquely determine the eigenvalues of a 3 by 3 matrix with algebraic multiplicity of 2?

I have a 3 by 3 matrix $M$ whose eigenvalues are $a$, $b$, and $b$. The determinant and trace of $M$ are known from its eigenvalues: $det(M)=ab^2$ and $Tr(M)=2b+a$. I wanted to show that if $Tr(M)=...
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fix a line for operation on matrices

operations on matricies determinant Why does a line at least must be fixed to to operations on matrices for their determinant calculation? I understand that if it was allowed not to do such a ...
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Determinant of the sum of some special matrix

$A,B$ are $3\times 3$ matrices. It is known that: $\det(A)=0$ $\forall i,j: b_{ij}=1$, where $b_{ij}$ is an element of matrix $B$ $\det(A+B)=1$ Find $\det(A+2014B)$ I don't know what to do. I ...
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Matrix derivatives of determinant and inverse related to $\mathbf{X}\mathbf{X}^{T}+\mathbf{C}$

I would like to calculate the derivatives of determinant and inverse related to the term $\mathbf{X}\mathbf{X}^{T}+\mathbf{C}$ with respect to $\mathbf{X}$, where $\mathbf{C}$ is a constant matrix. ...