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Linear Algebra With Applications
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Linear Algebra With Applications

Linear Algebra With Applications

Book edition 5th
Author(s) Otto Bretscher
Pages 442 pages
ISBN 9780321796974

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Short Answer

Use Exercise 31 to find


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Therefore, the determinant of the given matrix is given by,


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Step by Step Solution

Step 1: By using Vandermonde’s Formula. 

For n=1, we have a 2×2 matrix


Using Vandermonde's formula, we have

i>jai-aj=a1-a0=detA .

Step 2: To find the determinant.

Let a0=1,a1=2,a2=3,a3=4,a4=5.

Now we can use Vandermonde's formula to find this determinant.

We compute,


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