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Determinant of a complex matrix

  1. Apr 1, 2010 #1
    How can we find the determinant of a complex matrix?
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2010 #2

    phyzguy

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    Do you know how to find the determinant of a real matrix? The determinant equation is the same whether the matrix is real or complex.
     
  4. Apr 1, 2010 #3
    Yes sir i know how to find the determinant of a real matrix. we can find either by Laplace expansion or by properties of determinant. Sir my teacher told me that the determinant of a complex matrix is not evaluated in the same way as the determinant of a real one. Can you please explain with detail.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2010 #4

    HallsofIvy

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    The definition and calculation of a determinent with complex numbers is exactly the same as with real numbers- using complex number multiplication and addition, of course.
     
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