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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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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Prove this determinant identity combinatorially

This is for those of you who understand the Lindstrom-Gessel-Viennot lemma. I am looking for a proof of the following identity using paths and such: Let $A$ be an $n\times n$ matrix, and for ...
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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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Why are 1 and -1 eigenvalues of this matrix?

This is a subject I've been working on for a very long time now, but still did not manage to fully understand the interesting properties of this matrix. I have already asked a (viewed but unanswered) ...
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Proof of the conjecture that the kernel is of dimension 2, extended

Pursuing my research, I am now looking for a proof of an extension of the problem proposed here and answered. It's an extension in the sense that I'm now considering two different $t_1$ and $t_2$. The ...
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Lower bound on absolute value of determinant of sum of matrices

I needed to find a lower bound on $|\det(A+B)|$ where $|.|$ is the absolute value operator. Because I was unable to get such a bound so I was trying to guess a bound and prove it. But ...
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determinant of the Fubini-Study metric

Is there any easy way to compute the determinant of the Fubini-Study metric, given by: $g_{\alpha\bar{\beta}}=\frac{1}{1+\bar{z}z}\left(\delta_{\alpha\bar{\beta}}-\frac{\bar{z}_\alpha ...
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Linearity of the determinant

I'd like to prove the following properties of the determinant map. $\det I = 1$ $\det$ is linear in the rows of the input matrix The determinant map is defined on $n\times n$ matrices $A$ by: ...
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Determinant of Transpose of Linear Map

I'm trying to find a way to prove that the determinant of the transpose of an endomorphism is the determinant of the original linear map (i.e. det(A) = det(Aᵀ) in matrix language) using Dieudonne's ...
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A conjecture concerning the irreducibility of characteristic polynomials of Arndt matrices

Letting $n \in \mathbb{N}$, let $M_{n}$ denote the $n \times n$ binary matrix with ones along the main antidiagonal and everywhere below the main antidiagonal and ones along the antidiagonal two ...
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A determinantal equality

Mark Kac wrote a paper about asymptotics of determinants whose main diagonal is taken from a function $f$, with $-1$ on the super and sub-diagonals. Specifically, $$ D_n = \begin{vmatrix} f(1/n) ...
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Proving that $\det(A) = 0$ when the columns are linearly dependent

Proposition: Let $A$ be a $(n \times n)$-matrix. If the columns of $A$ are linearly dependent, then $\det(A) = 0$. Attempt at proof: Let $A = (A_1, A_2, \ldots, A_n)$, where each $A_i$ is a column ...
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calculation of the determinant of a block matrix little help

I need to prove $$\operatorname{det}\begin{pmatrix}A & B \\ C & D\\ \end{pmatrix}= \operatorname{det}(DA-CB),$$ where $A,B,C,D \in M_{n\times n}(R)$ with the property that $A$ and $B$ ...
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How to prove the determinant?

We have to prove the following result without expanding $\left|\begin{array}{lll} a^3 & a^2 &1 \\ b^3 & b^2 &1\\ c^3 & c^2 &1 \end{array} ...
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Symmetric functions of the eigenvalues of A+B, A, B, ABA, BAB, et.c.

(this is an improved version of What about other symmetric functions of the eigenvalues? ) Let $A$ be a matrix with eigenvalues $\lambda_1, \dots, \lambda_n$. Then $\det(A) = \lambda_1 \dots ...
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Determinant expression for the power sum

Let $S_{n,r} := \sum_{k=1}^{n} k^r$ be the power sum. On the homepage by W. Hecht (link) I have found the following determinant expression: $$S_{n,r} = (-1)^{r-1} \frac{n(n+1)}{(r+1)!} \det ...
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Low-degree “determinant” for non-square matrices?

Consider a matrix $A\in \mathbb R^{n\times n}$ of indeterminates. The determinant of $A$ is a degree $n$ polynomial in the $n^2$ entries satisfying $\det A\ne0\iff A$ is nonsingular. What about when ...
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Determinant of a function

I was thinking about matrices and then why arent there matrices with uncountable many values? (Probably this conecpt already exists for a very long time, but i don't know it) Assume there are ...
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(Group) homomorphism other than determinant?

(1) Let $\phi : GL(n,\mathbb{R}) \to \mathbb{R}\setminus\{0\}$ be a group homomorphism. I know that $\phi(A)=\mbox{det}(A)$ and $\phi(A)=1$ are two such examples. But, is there any other example of a ...
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How can I determine the sign of a term in a determinant when the indices are out of order?

I am reading Shilov's book linear algebra. He explains how to compute determinants. Basically, for the plus terms you write \begin{equation} x_{a1}x_{b2}x_{c3}x_{d4}x_{e5} x_{f6} \end{equation} and ...
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Rank of a matrix whose all entries have the form $m^k$

The original problem is: Compute the determinant $$\begin{vmatrix} 1^k & 2^k & 3^k & \cdots & n^k \\ 2^k& 3^k & 4^k &\cdots & (n+1)^k \\ 3^k& 4^k ...
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Is the cone over Grassmannian manifold $Gr_2(\mathbb{C}^n)$ an open set of a determinantal variety?

Let $Gr_2(\mathbb{C}^n)$ the Grassmann manifold of the planes in $\mathbb{C}^n$. It is, via Plucker embedding, a projective variety. If we consider the cone $C$ over $Gr_2(\mathbb{C}^n)$, is it ...
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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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Determinant of triangular matrix except for one column (atomic/Gauss/Frobenius)

Is there some "smart" way to calculate determinants that look like this? $\begin{vmatrix}-1&a_{1,2}&a_{1,3}&a_{1,4}&\cdots&a_{1,m-1}&a_{1,m} ...
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The determinant of a special matrix

Recently, I encounter the problem of calculating the determinant of the following matrix $$\left(\begin{array}{cccc} \sin(\theta_1) & \sin(\theta_1 + \delta_1) & \cdots & \sin(\theta_1 + ...
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Prove that $\phi_1 \wedge \cdots \wedge \phi_k (v_1, \cdots, v_k) = \frac{1}{k!}\det[\phi_i(v_j)].$

I have proved these two exercises: (1) Suppose that $T \in \Lambda^p(V^*)$ and $v_1, \ldots, v_p \in V$ are linearly dependent. Prove that $T(v_1, \ldots, v_p) = 0$ for all $T \in \Lambda^p(V^*)$. ...
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Understanding a proof about Hilbert Matrix

EDIT: I asked 3 questions. The first one I was able to solve myself, and the other two I cross-posted to MO. Lately I've been interested in the Hilbert Matrix (its definition will come later). I went ...
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Determinant of $\delta$ function

Let $$\delta_i^j=\left\{ \begin{aligned} 1 ~~~~~~i=j \\ 0 ~~~~~~i\ne j \end{aligned} \right. $$ $1\le i,j\le n$. How to prove $$ \begin{vmatrix} \delta_{j_1}^{i_1} ~...~ \delta_{j_n}^{i_1} \\ \\ ...
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Proof of result involving Pfaffian of a matrix

Show that $$\text{Pf} MAM^T = \text{det}M \cdot \text{Pf} A$$ for any matrix $M$ and antisymmetric $A$. Attempt: $$\text{Pf} MAM^T = \frac{1}{2^N N!} \epsilon_{\alpha_1 \dots \alpha_{2N}} ...
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Determinant of $\vert A' C A\vert$

Let $X$ be an $n\times p$ real matrix with column rank $k$, where $0<k<p<n$, and let $A$ be a semi-orthogonal matrix (the columns are orthonormal) such that $A'X=0$, i.e. the column space of ...
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$2\times 2$ block Toeplitz determinant

My question is about computing asymptotic the determinant (dimension of the matrix $n\to\infty$) of a $2\times 2$ block Toeplitz matrix. $$\mbox{det}\left(\begin{array}{cc} a_n & b_n \\ d_n & ...
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Calculate Determinant A size n

I am given homework like this, calculate the Matrix $$ \begin{bmatrix}x+1 ...
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Determinant of non-square Jacobian

Suppose I have a 3d solid in ${\bf R}^4$ which can be parametrized by the function $F:W\subset{\bf R}^3\rightarrow{\bf R}^4$. Now suppose I want to calculate the volume of this solid. Then naively I ...
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Help me to prove the determinant of given matrix.

Suppose, $ M=\begin{bmatrix}\begin{array}{ccccccc} -x & a_2&a_3&a_4&\cdots &a_n\\ a_{1}+x & -x-a_2 & 0&0&\cdots &0\\ a_1+x&0 & -x-a_3 ...
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Does the sum of weights in Kirchhoff’s construction equal the Gram determinant?

Background: An electrical network is modeled by a complex. Branch current distributions $\mathbf I\in C_1$ are represented by $1$-chains; branch voltage drop distributions $\mathbf V\in C^1$ are ...
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Jacobian Determinant vs. Divergence for local expansion

I am interested in image processing (in 3D). I often see two different ways of measuring local expansion or contraction of a deformation: the Jacobian determinant or the divergence (but usually the ...
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Is there a name for this generalization of the determinant?

In the context of averaging over network paths, I arrived at a certain generalization of the determinant for an $n\times n$ square matrix $A$, that is $$D_k(A) := \sum_{(j_1,j_2,...,j_n):\,\, ...
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generalizations of the linearly independence of column vectors in a Vandemonde matrix to higher dimensions

Let $x_1,x_2,\cdots,x_n\in\mathbb{R} $ or $\mathbb{C}$. By the non-degeneracy of Vandemonde matrix the maps $$ f: \mathbb{R}\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}^n,$$ $$ x\longmapsto ...
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How does the determinant change with respect to a base change?

Problem Suppose $k$ is a (commutative) field, and $A$ is a finite (dimensional) commutative unitary $k$-algebra. $M=A^n$ is a free $A$-module, and therefore can be seen as a finite-dimensional ...
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Can the determinant of an integer matrix with $k$ given rows be the gcd of the determinants of the $k\times k$ minors of those rows?

I'm interested if the following is true: Let $n\geq k\geq1$ be integers, let $A\in\mathbb Z^{k\times n}$ and denote the $\binom nk$ $k\times k$ minors of $A$ by $A_1,\ldots,A_N$. Then the ...
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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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Proving generalized Cassini's identity using determinant?

Motivation It is not hard to show, by using the general solution, that Proposition. If $(a_{n})_{n\in\Bbb{Z}}$ satisfies the recursive formula $ a_{n+2} = pa_{n+1} + qa_{n}$, then for any $n, i, ...
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Distinct $0,1$ symmetric circulant determinants

If $M$ is a circulant integer matrix of size $n\times n$ whose entries are randomly chosen from $\{0,1\}$ value, how many different determinants does $M$ possibly take value in? If $M$ is symmetric ...
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Finding $n$ scalars such that $\det{(cI-A)}=0$ without eigenvalues

My problem is this Let $A$ be an $n\times n$ matrix over $\mathbb{F}$. Prove there are at most $n$ distinct scalars $c\in\mathbb{F}$ such that $\det{(cI-A)}=0.$ I know that the determinant is ...
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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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Probability that a random integer matrix is singular

Let $A$ be a $n\times n$-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 ...
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Determinant of a generalization of Moore matrices

The Moore matrix over $\mathbb{F}_q$ is the $n\times n$ matrix whose i'th row is: $a_i,a_i^q,a_i^{q^2},\dots,a_i^{q^{n-1}}$. The determinant of this matrix is the product of all linear combinations ...
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Invariants under a transformation

Consider a $j=1,\,SU(2)$ representation (or fundamental $SO(3)$ representation). Suppose that $a_1, b_i, c_i$ with $i=1,2,3$ are vectors transforming under this representation i.e ...
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How to prove that the determinant is the same no matter how you take it?

To find the determinant, pick a row and move along it creating minors and use the recursive definition of determinant. How do we know that the determinant will be the same no matter which row you ...
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Determinant proof

Let $A\in M_n(\mathbb C)$ and $\alpha \in \mathbb C$. If $B$ is the matrix obtained by multiplying a single row of $A$ by $\alpha$, then det$(B)=$ $\alpha$ det$(A)$. I'm trying to understand and use ...