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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Over what rings is the Hefferonian determinant unique?

Fix an $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and a field $\mathbb{K}$. A lot of texts in linear algebra like to define the determinant function on $\operatorname{M}_n\left(\mathbb{K}\right)$ as the unique function ...
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Is this determinant always non-negative?

For any $(a_1,a_2,\cdots,a_n)\in\mathbb{R}^n$, a matrix $A$ is defined by $$A_{ij}=\frac1{1+|a_i-a_j|}$$ Is $\det(A)$ always non-negative? I did some numerical test and it seems to be true, but I've ...
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What can be said about a matrix with a constant column of ones with entries from a finite field?

I am working with matrices of the following structure: $A = \begin{pmatrix} 1&\alpha_{21}&\cdots&\alpha_{n1}\\ 1&\alpha_{22}&\cdots&\alpha_{n2}\\ ...
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Bound on the difference of two determinants

Let $A$ and $B$ be two real, $n\times n$ matrices. Using Hadamard's inequality, it is not hard to show that $$ \left|\det A - \det B \right| \leq \|A-B\|_{2} \frac{\|A\|_{2}^n -\|B\|_{2}^n}{\|A\|_2 ...
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coefficient of $x$ in a determinant

What is the coefficient of $x$ in the expansion of the determinant$\begin{vmatrix} (1+x)^2 & (1+x)^4 & (1+x)^6 \\ (1+x)^3 & (1+x)^6 & (1+x)^9 \\ (1+x)^4 & (1+x)^8 & ...
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Determinant of 5x5 matrices

Let A and B be 5x5 matrices with det(-3A)=4 and det(B^-1)=2. Find the det(A), det(B) and det(AB). My answer : det(A)=-12 , det(B)=1/2 and det(AB)=-6. Wish to check my answer, thank you.
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Determinant of 3x3 matrices

Let $A$ and $B$ be $3\times3$ matrices with $\det(A)=10$ and $\det(B)=12$. Find $\det(AB)$, $\det(A^4)$, $\det(2B)$, $\det((AB)^T)$. Answers: $\det(AB)=\det(A)\det(B)=120$ , $\det(A^4)=10000$ , ...
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Determinant of a Certain 3 by 3 Block Matrix with Scaled Identity Blocks

What is the determinant or/and eigenvalues of the following 3 by 3 block matrix: $$\left[\begin{array}{ccc} \frac{3}{4}I & \frac{1}{4}I & \frac{1}{4}I \\ \frac{1}{4}I & \frac{3}{4}I & ...
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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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How can I find $\det(A)/\det(B)$, when individual determinants blow up

I am interested in the quantity: $\frac{\det(A)}{\det(B)}$ of positive definite matrices $A$ and $B$. The problem I am running into now is that for large $A$,$B$, (around $200 \times 200$), the ...
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Show that the area of a triangle is given by this determinant

This is part of my homework. I'm not sure how to start for this question. Can you guys provide some input/hints? Thank you! Let $A=(x_1,y_2)$, $B=(x_2,y_2)$ and $C=(x_3,y_3)$ be three points in ...
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Technical question in Vandermonde determinat proof

I can follow the proof given in (2nd proof, or the induction proof), until the sentence: "From the Expansion Theorem for Determinants‎, we can see that the coefficient of $x_k$ is:". I don't ...
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Is this matrix invertible?

I have been working on a proof and am stuck with showing that the below matrix is invertible. I am not interested in the explicit inverse, only showing it has a nonzero determinant as the existence of ...
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Help me to prove the determinant formula

Actually it is about the question of n-linear function, but it is so relevant to the determinant formula. Here is the notation of the theorem. If $n>1$ and $A$ is an $n \times n$ matrix over $K$, ...
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Linear Algebra: Question about determinants

The following matrices are $4 \times 4$ matrices. $$A=\begin{bmatrix} 1 & 1 & 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 1 & 1 & 1\\ 1 & 1& 1 &0\\ 1 &1 &0 &0 \end{bmatrix}\\ B= ...
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Is this determinant identity known?

Let $A$ be an $n \times n$ matrix that is 'almost upper triangular' in the following sense: entries on and above the main diagonal can be whatever they want, entries on the diagonal just below the ...
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Determinant of a Certain Block Structured Positive Definite Matrix

PLEASE FIND THE EDITED VERSION OF THIS QUESTION HERE: Asymptotic behavior of the minimum eigenvalue of a certain Gram matrix with linear independence I WILL ALSO PUT UP A BOUNTY FOR THE EDITED ...
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Size of a triangle using determinant [duplicate]

find the size of a triangle using (determinant) with the following points: $(x_1,y_1)=(1,-2)$ $(x_2,y_2)=(-4,-2)$ $(x_3,y_3)=(-5,-1)$ How should I place those points in the ...
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Trace of the exterior powers of linear operators

Given linear operators $K_1,\ldots,K_m$ on a Hilbert space $\mathcal H$, what can we say about the trace of their exterior product $Tr \,(K_1\wedge \cdots \wedge K_m)$ ? More precisely: 1) If we ...
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Infinite determinant [closed]

If we have an infinite determinant of an order like $n \times n$, then how can we generalise a determinant equation for it? I know that we can take the first element, delete its rows and columns and ...
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Show that there is always a way to achieve det(A) > 0

a) Assume that $(a_1, ..., a_9)$ are different positive numbers. Let us make a 3x3 matrix $A_s$ by placing them arbitrarily into 9 positions available. Show that there is always a way to assemble ...
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Calculate determinant of $ M=\left( \begin{array}{cc} A&-\vec d^T \\ \vec c& b \\ \end{array} \right) $.

I have a block matrix $$ M=\left( \begin{array}{cc} A&-\vec d^T \\ \vec c& b \\ \end{array} \right) $$ where $A$ is a $(n-1)\times (n-1)$ matrix, $\vec d,\ \vec c$ are two ...
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Rank-one update Determinant

$I_{MN}$ is an $(M*N,M*N)$ real matrix. $S$ is an $(N,M)$ real matrix. $S^T$ is an $(M,N)$ real matrix. $|A|$ stands for $\det(A)$. $k,w$ are real constants. Using rank-one update I get ...
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What makes the permanent lot more difficult than the determinant

The permanent of an $n$-by-$n$ matrix $A$ = $(a_{i,j})$ is defined as: $\operatorname{perm}(A)=\sum\limits_{\sigma\in S_n}\prod\limits_{i=1}^n a_{i,\sigma(i)}$. ...
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Calculating determinant of matrix $n\times n$ [closed]

matrix M $n\times n$ given, which its left-right diagonal contains the numbers from $1$ to $n$, and all the other numbers equal $n$. calculate the determinant of the matrix M.
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prove Determinants are equal [closed]

given matrix $A$, matrix $B$ is the matrix we get after adding row $i$ plus a linear combination of other rows to the row $i$, in matrix $A$. Prove that : $detA=detB$
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Proving Things About Rings Using Things About Vector Spaces

All rings below are assumed to be commutative and having an identity. $\newcommand{\bw}{\bigwedge}\newcommand{\R}{\mathbf R}\newcommand{\mc}{\mathcal}$ Consider the following problem: Problem 1. ...
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Computing the eigenvalues of $\mathbb{1}-I$

Let $A=\mathbb{1}-I \in \{0,1\}^{n \times n}$, the matrix having 0 in the diagonal and 1 everywhere else. To compute the eigenvalues I tried to compute the characteristic polynomial using recursion, ...
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Determinant of block tridiagonal matrices

Is there a formula to compute the determinant of block tridiagonal matrices, when the determinants of the involved matrices are known? In particular, I am interested in the case $A = \begin{pmatrix} ...
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Can we infer that $\det(A+D)$ is always $\neq 0$, with $D$ diagonal matrix and $\det A=0$?

Let $A$ a $n\times n$ matrix, with $\det A=0$. Let $D$ a $n\times n$ diagonal matrix. Can we infer that $\det(A+D)$ is always $\neq 0$? I think the answer is "yes", but I do not know how to prove it.
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How to find the inverse of a matrix?

More specifically I mean, when we use row operations to find the inverse of matrix, we start by writing $(I\,|\, A)$, where $A$ is a matrix and $I$ is the identity matrix. But when we use column ...
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Proof of Leibniz formula from Laplace expansion

I'm trying to prove Leibniz formula for the determinant using Laplace expansion. Here's my attempt: For a $1 \times 1$ matrix $A = \begin{pmatrix}a_{11}\end{pmatrix}$, define $\det A = a_{11}$. For ...
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Find the value of a determinant in which the entries are in Harmonic Progression

Consider $9$ terms $a_1,a_2 \cdots a_9$ in Harmonic Progression with $a_4=5,a_5=4$. Find the value of the determinant $$\begin{vmatrix}a_1&a_2&a_3\\a_4&5&4\\ ...
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How to prove this identity in vector calculus (suffix notation)?

Let $\epsilon_{ijk}$ be the alternating tensor defined by $$\epsilon_{ijk} = \begin{cases} 0, & \text{if any of $i$, $j$, $k$ are equal}\\ 1, & \text{if $(i,j,k)=(1,2,3)$, $(2,3,1)$ or ...
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Measure of independency of vectors in a full rank matrix

Suppose A1 and A2 are two full rank matrices of similar size. What could be the parameter which say that one of matrix have more independent vectors compared to another matrix? In other words, column ...
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how to find inverse of a matrix

How to find the inverse of a 4x4 order matrix using adjoints for example $$A=\begin{pmatrix} 2 & -6 & -2 & -3 \\ 5 &-13 &-4 &-7 \\ -1 & 4& 1& 2 \\ 0 & 1 ...
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Formulate Cramer's rule for solving systems of linear equations, stating conditions under which the rule is applicable.

Formulate Cramer's rule for solving systems of linear equations, stating conditions under which the rule is applicable. Prove Cramer's rule for systems of two equations with two unknowns. So I just ...
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Rank of a rectangular Vandermonde Matrix to which weighted columns are added

A Vandermonde matrix: $\left(\begin{array}{ccc} 1 & \alpha_{0} & \dots & \alpha_{0}^{n} \\ 1 & \alpha_{1} & \dots & \alpha_{1}^{n} \\ \vdots & \vdots & \ddots & ...
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how to prove if $\det A=\det B$ then $A=CB$?

Let $A$ and $B$ be invertible $n \times n$- matrices and $C$ be an $n \times n$- matrix with $\det C =1$. Prove that $\det A = \det B$ if and only if $A=CB$. I've got the proof backward but I got ...
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What exacty is the role played by Jacobian or Wronskian?

In many of our derivations or in differential equations we come across the terms Jacobian or Wronskian. For example, to check the linear independence of solutions of differential equations, we ensure ...
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The Maximum Singular Value of a Certain $\{1,-1\}$-Matrix

I have a $16$-dimensional real symmetric matrix with entries in $\{1,-1\}$. $11$ of the rows are pairwise orthogonal, so are the remaining $5$ rows. But the two orthogonal sets are not necessarily ...
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Maximal determinant of a $\{1,−1\}$ matrix of size $n$ is $2^{n−1}$ times the maximal determinant of a $ \{0,1\}$ matrix of size $n−1$.

Maximal determinant of a $\{1,−1\}$ matrix of size $n$ is $2^{n−1}$ times the maximal determinant of a $ \{0,1\}$ matrix of size $n−1$. How to prove this result? (I found this statement while ...
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$n$ dimensional determinant using recurrence relations

Find determinant $$D_n(a,b,c)= \begin{vmatrix} a & b & 0 & 0 & \cdots & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ c & a & b & 0 & \cdots & 0 & 0 & 0 ...
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Vandermonde determinant by induction

The determinant at the top-left of the page can be done by induction, it says show that. I have done this before, if I submit this will I get marks? MORE IMPORTANTLY how do I do it by induction? The ...
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Proof determinant of transpose Vandermonde matrix is $\prod_{1\le i\lt j\le n}(\alpha_i-\alpha_j)$

the below is a transpose Vandermonde matrix determinant equality. I have seen a lot of proofs of its determinant being $=\prod_{1\le i\lt j\le n}(\alpha_j-\alpha_i)$, but this ones indices are ...
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Cute Determinant Question

I stumbled across the following problem and found it cute. Problem: We are given that $19$ divides $23028$, $31882$, $86469$, $6327$, and $61902$. Show that $19$ divides the following determinant: ...
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Calculating determinant of a matrix product

Let $M =\begin{pmatrix} 1 & 0 & ... & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & ...& 0 \\ ... & ... & ... & ...\\ 0 & 0 & 0 & 1 \\ x_1 & ...
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Gram Determinant equals volume?

I have been trying to solve this problem of finding the 'n-volume' of a paralleletope spanned by m vectors, where clearly m =< n. In general, for computational purposes, what I have managed to do ...
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How to prove $\det(I+uv^\intercal)=1+v^\intercal u$

Let be $u,v\in\mathbb{R}^n$, then $\det(I+uv^\intercal)=1+v^\intercal u $ where $I$ denotes the identity matrix of order $n$. How to prove this? what I did: let be ...