DETERMINANTS AS VOLUMES

DETERMINANTS AS VOLUMES - ESE 502 Tony E Smith DETERMINANTS...

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ESE 502 Tony E. Smith DETERMINANTS AS VOLUMES For 2 n = let ac A bd ⎛⎞ = ⎜⎟ ⎝⎠ , so that Now look at the image of the positive unit square : Now observe that the area is not changed by sliding the right side down to the axis: a b c d det( ) A ad bc =− a b c d x
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ESE 502 Tony E. Smith But by similar triangles,
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course ESE 502 taught by Professor Ese502 during the Fall '08 term at UPenn.

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DETERMINANTS AS VOLUMES - ESE 502 Tony E Smith DETERMINANTS...

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