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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Minimum and maximum determinant of a sudoku-matrix

Let $A$ be a sudoku-matrix. Assume that its determinant is positive. What is the lowest, what the highest possible value for the determinant of $A$ ? $A$ must have the dominant eigenvalue $45$, but ...
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Find the triangular matrix and determinant.

I have a 4x4 matrix and I want to find the triangular matrix (lower half entries are zero). $$A= \begin{bmatrix} 2 & -8 & 6 & 8\\ 3 & -9 & 5 & 10\\ -3 & 0 & 1 & ...
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Prove (or disprove) property of determinant: $\;\det(qA) = q^{n} \det(A).$ [duplicate]

Let $A$ be a square matrix. Prove (or disprove) the following: $$\det(qA) = q^{n} \det(A).$$ I tried disproving it with counterexamples but I could not find one. Is there a counterexample I'm ...
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How to find the determinant of this matrix

I'd like to find the determinant of following matrix $$ \begin{pmatrix} {x_1}^2 & x_1y_1 & {y_1}^2 & x_1 & y_1 \\ {x_2}^2 & x_2y_2 & ...
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Determinant of sum of matrix with special singular matrix

What is the determinant of the sum of two matrices when one of them is all zeros except for a single column of 1's. I.e. \begin{equation} Det \left[G + S\right] \end{equation} Where \begin{equation} S ...
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closeness of a set of vectors

Is there some measure that captures the "closeness" of a set of vectors? Say I have a matrix, $$ A = \left[ \begin{matrix} 0.8 & 0.15 & 0.05 \\ 0.82 & 0.09 & 0.09 \\ 0.78 & 0.08 ...
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Determinant of complex matrix

How is the determinant of a complex matrix calculated? Is it the same algorithm as for real matrices, but the determinant itself is complex instead of real? (I was unable to find any hints with ...
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Show that a matrix has positive determinant

Let $A$ be an $n\times n$ matrix, where $a_{ii}>0$ and $a_{ij}\le 0$ for $1\le i\ne j\le n$ and also $\sum_{i = 1}^n a_{ij}>0$, show that $\det(A)>0$. I try to use the fact that ...
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Minimum of $|\det(X+iC)|$

Let $C$ be a fixed real $n\times n$ matrix, $X$ be an arbitrary real $n\times n$ matrix. Find the minimum value of: $$|\det(X+iC)|=\sqrt{\det(X+iC)\det(X-iC)}$$ When $n=1$ it's clear that the ...
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show by using leibniz formula

There are given $ r, s,n \in\mathbb N$ and $r+s=n$. It also given $A \in M_{r,K} $, $B \in M_{r\times s,K} $ and $C \in M_{s,K} $. Let $M$ be the matrix $\begin{bmatrix}A & B\\0 & ...
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Determinant of an ill conditioned matrix

I have the following ill conditioned matrix. I want to find its determinant. How is it possible to calculate it without much error \begin{equation} \left[\begin{array}{cccccc} ...
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Is this value correct or should it be simplified?

Given that $a\neq p$, $b\neq q$, $c\neq r$, and $\begin{vmatrix} p & b & c \\ a & q & c \\ a & b & r \end{vmatrix} =0$ Then find the value of ...
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the volume of pyramid value

when calculating the volume of pyramid using a determinnat, is it ok to take the determinanat in absloute value so that every negative result would be converted to positive volume number?
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Proving linear independence of matrices

Let $A = \textrm{diag}(a_{1},a_{2},a_{3})$ where $a_{1},a_{2},a_{3}$ are distinct. I am trying to show that every diagonal $3\times3$ matrix cane be made up of linear combinations of $I$, $A$ and ...
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Does cofactor expansion generalize to complex matrices?

When finding the determinant of some $n * n$ matrix $A$ when $$\forall i,j\in\mathbb{N} ,i\leq n\land j\leq n\implies A_{ij} \in \mathbb{C}$$ Can cofactor expansion be used under the normal definition ...
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Show determinant equals 0

Ok, i've been working on the following problem and this is what I've gotten: Let $F$ be a field, let $n$ be a positive integer, and let $A,B \in M{nxn} (F)$ be matrices satisfying $B\ne 0$ and ...
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Computing characteristic polynomial of tridiagonal block matrices

I want to compute the characteristic polynomial of symmetric matrices of the form \begin{bmatrix} A & U & & & 0\\ U & B & V & &\\ & V& C& W &\\ ...
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for which a, the matrix A is diagonalizable?

A = $ \begin{pmatrix} 2a+3 & 0 & 0 \\ -a-3 & a & a+3 \\ a & a & a+3 \\ \end{pmatrix} $ Characteristic polynomial: $ ...
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Why do determinants have their particular form?

I know that for a matrix $A$, if $\det(A)=0$ then the matrix does not have an inverse, and hence the associated system of equations does not have a unique solution. However, why do the determinant ...
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Determinant of a non-square matrix

I wrote an answer to this question based on determinants, but subsequently deleted it because the OP is interested in non-square matrices, which effectively blocks the use of determinants and thereby ...
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How to prove determinant is a group homomorphism and onto?.

I posted this question I am struggling with previously but it was put on hold for lack of context, I hope this is now clearer. Consider the determinant function Det: Mn($\mathcal{F}$) $\to$ ...
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Calculate $\lvert A \rvert$ if $a_{ij}=0$ if $i=j$ and $1$ otherwise [duplicate]

Let $n$ be a positive integer and let $A=[a_{ij}] \in M_{n\times n} (R)$ be the matrix defined by $a_{ij}=0$ if $i=j$ $1$ otherwise To be honest, I've only calculated determinants of matrices ...
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How find this matrix determinant value

Find the value $$ \det\left| \begin{array}{c&c&c&c&c} 0 & 1 & 1 & 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 0 & AB^2 & AC^2 & AP^2 \\ 1 & AB^2 & 0 ...
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Determinant involving recurrence

Evaluate $$\left| A \right| = \left| {\matrix{ {x + y} & {xy} & 0 & \cdots & \cdots & 0 \cr 1 & {x + y} & {xy} & \cdots & \cdots & 0 \cr 0 ...
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Expected Value of a Determinant

Suppose that I construct an $n \times n$ matrix $A$ such that each entry of $A$ is a random integer in the range $[1, \, n]$. I'd like to calculate the expected value of $\det(A)$. My conjecture is ...
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How prove this $|A||M|=A_{11}A_{nn}-A_{1n}A_{n1}$ [duplicate]

Question: let the matrix $A=(a_{ij})_{n\times n},i=1,2,\cdots,n,j=1,2,\cdots,n$, and the matrix $M=(a_{ij})_{(n-2)\times (n-2)},$ mean that $$A=\begin{bmatrix} a_{11}&\cdots&a_{1n}\\ ...
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Compute the determinant $4\times 4$

Compute the determinant: $$ A= \begin{vmatrix} 1 & 1 & a+1 & b+1 \\ 1 & 0 & a & b \\ 2 & b & a & b \\ 2 & a & a ...
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Four coplanar points in $\mathbb{N}^3$ space

Is it possible to write out natural number coordinates of four three-dimensional points $\mathbf{a}, \mathbf{b}, \mathbf{c}, \mathbf{d} \in \mathbb{N}^3$, with the following determinant zero? ...
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Evaluating Determinants using elementary operations

I'm having problem regarding the Evaluation of a determinant. Can anyone explain me if there are any rules regarding row operations? I mean which row should I evaluate first?
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Differentiation involving determinant

This question has arisen by following the proof in the appendix of Louis Liporace's paper on maximum-likelihood estimation, where the paper concerns classes of probabilistic functions (elliptically ...
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How to power series expand determinants?

Say $g$ is a ($d\times d$) matrix which is given as, $g = g_0 + xg_2 + x^2 g_4 .. +x^{d/2 -1}g_{d-2}+ x^{d/2}(g_d + h_d(log (x)))$ where $d$ is an even number and each $g_i$ is a matrix (same ...
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Determinant and trace as conjugations?

For real matrices $A$ it holds that $$\det\,\big(e^A\big)=e^{\mathrm{tr}\,A}$$ so we can write $$\mathrm{tr}=(\exp)^{-1}\circ \;\det\;\circ\;(\exp).$$ Is this interpretation of trace as the ...
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Taking product of cofactor with different row

Given a matrix $A=(a_{ij})_{n\times n}$, let $C_{i,j}$ be the cofactor in position $(i,j)$. By the determinant formula, we have $$\det A=\sum_{i=1}^n a_{i,1}C_{i,1}.$$ What about if we take a ...
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Determinant of matrix of linear transformation in complex vector space

Let $V$ be finite complex vector space, $a\not= 0$ an element of $V$, and $f$ linear functional on space $V$. $A: V \to V$ has definition: $A(x)= x - f(x)*a$. Find determinant of $A$.
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$\det (A^2 - I) < 0 \Rightarrow \lambda \in (-1,1)$

Let A be real square matrix. If $\det (A^2 - I) < 0$, then A has eigenvalue $\lambda \in (-1,1)$. How to prove this?
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Complex matrices: looking for homomorphism

Let $\mathbb{C}$ denote the complex numbers, and let $M_2(\mathbb{R})$ be the ring of $2$ by $2$ matrices with real entries. Define a function $f:\mathbb{C} \to M_2(\mathbb{R})$ by $ f(a+bi) = ...
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Prove that $\det(xI_m-AB)=x^{m-n}\det(xI_n-BA)$

I want to prove that $\det(xI_m-AB)=x^{m-n}\det(xI_n-BA)$ If $A\in \mathbb{F}^{m\times n}$ and $B\in \mathbb{F}^{n\times m}$ It is easy to show that $0$ has algebraic multiplicity of at least $m-n$ ...
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How can det(B)=-det(A) when this happens?

There's a property that says when you interchange two rows/columns from a matrix A, the resulting determinant B will have its determinant equal to the original one, but with its sign inversed: ...
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Maximal determinant of a matrix filled with $\pm 1$

Is there an algorithm to determine what is the maximal determinant you can get just by putting $1$ or $-1$ in a square matrix? For example in a $3\times3$ matrix: $$ \begin{bmatrix}1 && -1 ...
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$M$ matrix, $\mathrm{rank}\ M=1$. Prove that $det(e^M)=1$ iff $M$ is not diagonalizable

M is a $n\times n$ matrix over $\mathbb R$. with $\mathrm{rank}\ M=1$. Prove that $det(e^M)=1$ if and only if $M$ is not diagonalizable. I really don't know how to start thinking about this.. :/ I'd ...
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Is $\det(AB) =\det(BA)$

I am having trouble proving if $$ \det(AB) = \det(BA) $$ is right or wrong. $A,B$ are square matrices. Can you please point me to the right direction? Thank you
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Cubic roots of determinant.

If x=a+2b satisfies the cubic (a,b element of R) f(x)= $$\left|\begin{matrix} a-x & b & b \\ b & a-x & b \\ b & b & a-x\end{matrix}\right|$$ =0, then it's other 2 roots are?
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Divisibility of determinant.

If the three digit numbers: $x17, 3y6, 12z$ where $x,y,z$ are integers from $0-9$ are divisible by a fixed constant $k,$ then the determinant $$\left|\begin{matrix} x & 3 & 1 \\ 7 & 6 ...
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What can be said about functions of constant Hessian determinant?

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^2\to \mathbb{R}$ with $\det \nabla^2f = 1.$ Let's also assume that $\nabla^2 f$ is positive-definite (which we can do WLOG by adjusting the sign of $f$). What can we say about $f$? ...
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Angle between 2 vectors using the determinant

I have a polygon like this: I basically want to find the angles $\alpha$, inside the polygon, between the vectors. I'm using the determinant to calculate the angle alpha: $det(\vec V2, \vec V2 ) ...
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If $A =\begin{pmatrix} -1 & 0 & 1\\ 0 & 1 & 1\end{pmatrix}$ and $AB = I$ find the $3\times 2$ matrix $B$.

Alright so you multiply $A$ and $B$ and you get four equations. Then you do $\det[AB] = \det[I] = 1$ and you get a fifth. I'm stuck here now. What else can I do to find $B$? I'm trying to get this ...
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How to prove the following exercise by using the definition of a determinant?

$\begin{align} \begin{vmatrix} a_{11} & \cdots& a_{1m} & 0 & \cdots & 0 \\ \cdot & \cdots & \cdot & \cdot & \cdots & \cdot \\ a_{m1} & \cdots & a_{mm} ...
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How to find the determinant of a NxN matrix

Here is my matrix. How do I find the determinant of this one? I'm really trying to solve it but I can't think of anything. $$ \begin{pmatrix} 3 & 2& ...& 2\\ 2& 3& ...& 2\\ ...
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Determinant (or positive definiteness) of a Hankel matrix

I need to prove that the Hankel matrix given by $a_{ij}=\frac{1}{i+j}$ is positive definite. It turns out that it is a special case of the Cauchy matrices, and the determinant is given by the Cauchy ...
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Find the expansion for $\det(I+\epsilon A)$ where $\epsilon$ is small without using eigenvalue.

I'm taking a linear algebra course and the professor included the problem that prove $$ \rm{det}(I+\epsilon A) = 1 + \epsilon\,\rm{tr}\,A + o(\epsilon) $$ Since the professor hasn't covered the ...