Chapter 2.2 Computing Determinants through RowReduction

# Proof apply a row operation to reduce a to a matrix

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Unformatted text preview: with two proportional row (or columns), then det A = 0. Proof. Apply a row operation to reduce A to a matrix with a row (or column) of zeros. Outline Determinants of Special Matrices Determinants Via Elementary Row Operations Determinant of an Elementary Matrix The Determinant of an Elementary Matrix Corollary Let E be an n × n elementary matrix. 1 If E is obtained by interchanging two rows of In , then det E = −1. 2 If E is obtained by multiplying a row of In by a scalar k (k = 0), then det E = k. 3 If E is obtained by adding a scalar multiple of one row to another row of In , then det E = 1....
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## This note was uploaded on 02/10/2014 for the course MATH 2270 taught by Professor Kenyonj.platt during the Spring '14 term at Snow College.

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