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Calculate the determinant of $M = \left( {\begin{array}{*{20}c} 1 & a & a^2 \\ 1 & b & b^2 \\ 1 & c & c^2 \\ \end{array}} \right)\;$.

How can one calculate this? Is there a general method like in the case of Vandermonde determinants?

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Recall that the transpose of a matrix has the same determinant as the original matrix. Thus, whether you have "rows" or "columns" does not change anything; you can apply the result for Vandermonde determinants you seem to know.

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