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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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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Determinant Formula for Tri-Diagonal Matrix

for an assignment in numerical analysis, I need to find the eigenvalues of a matrix with values only in the diagonal, upper diagonal and lower diagonal. I guess there is an easy formula for this sort ...
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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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nth derivative of determinant wrt matrix

I'm working on an expression for the nth derivative of a (symmetric) matrix, i.e. \begin{equation}\frac{\partial^{n} \det(A)}{\partial A^{n}}\end{equation} Starting with \begin{equation}\frac{\partial ...
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Intutive meaning of $\det(AB)=\det(A) \det(B)$.

If we take determinant as volume of unit cube let say A than $\det(A)=1$ as its volume is 1. Now let take another unit cube B and if we put both cubes side by side than then $\det(A) \det(B)=1*1=1$ ...
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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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Further on determinants and finding the second partial derivative

Below is the question: $$\begin{cases} v+log\left|u\right|=xy \\ u+log\left|v\right|=x-y \end{cases}\implies \begin{cases} ...
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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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How do they go from implicit partial differentiation in this problem to solving with a determinant?

In this book I'm studying I've come across a problem where the author solves a partial differentiation problem using determinants. I'm somewhat familiar with them, but I don't see how they derive the ...
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How to prove this determinant is $\pi$?

prove or disprove $$\pi=\begin{vmatrix} 3&1&0&0&0&\cdots\\ -1&6&1&0&0&\cdots\\ 0&-1&\dfrac{6}{3^2}&1&0&\cdots\\ ...
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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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sign determinant $2\times 2$

I have been reading internet and tried to understand the explanation of the sign of a determinant of a $2\times 2$ matrix. if I have a matrix \begin{array}{cc} a & b \\ c & d\\ ...
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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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The determinant of adjugate matrix

Why does $\det(\text{adj}(A)) = 0$ if $\det(A) = 0$? (without using the formula $\det(\text{adj}(A)) = \det(A)^{n-1}.)$
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Determinant of the linear map given by conjugation.

Let $S$ denote the space of skew-symmetric $n\times n$ real matrices, where every element $A\in S$ satisfies $A^T+A = 0$. Let $M$ denote an orthogonal $n\times n$ matrix, and $L_M$ denotes the ...
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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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Relation on the determinant of a matrix and the product of its diagonal entries?

Let $A$ be a $3\times 3$ symmetric matrix, with three real eigenvalues $\lambda_1,\lambda_2,\lambda_3$, and diagonal entries $a_1,a_2,a_3$, is it true that \begin{equation*} \det ...
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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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Possibilities of calculate the determinant of an $168\times168$ matrix

Sincerely I've zero knowledge of this kind of math, but I've recently come to work in a friend's project to calculate a matrix of this size. This friend of mine has tried to do this with excel, with ...
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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 ...
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$3 \times 3$ real matrix: relation with determinants

$A$ is a $3 \times 3$ matrix with real entries such that $\operatorname{det}(A+I_3)=\operatorname{det}(A+2I_3)$. Then is $2\operatorname{det}(A+I_3)+\operatorname{det}(A-I_3)+ 6 =3 ...
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Evaluation of a Hankel-like determinant

I consider the following determinant (Hankel-like?) $$ [f_1,f_2,...,f_n]:=\begin{vmatrix} f_1 & f_2 & \cdots & f_{n-1} & f_n\\ n-1 & f_1 & \cdots & f_{n-2}& f_{n-1}\\ 0 ...
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Probability that a random integer matrix is singular

Let A be a nxn-matrix with integers in the range $u..v$ , where $u<v$ are arbitary integers. Is there a formula, or at least, a good estimate, for the probability that the matrix is singular ? ...
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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: $ ...