I know how to use determinants to solve a system of linear equations, I know I can use them to find the rank of a matrix and find out if a system is linear dependant/independant. However, I still don't really "get" determinants. To me they're some sort of magic box that I can use to calculate all kind of stuff related to matrices.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Could someone suggest a good website that might help me visualize what determinants really are? If I recall correctly, Gilbert Strang said in one of his first lectures that he doesn't like determinants for that reason (the "magic box" factor).

I'm not a math major, I'm studying electrical engineering so if the website has too much advanced math, I'll probably end up understanding even less about the topic :)

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# I understand how to use determinants but I can't make a mental representation of them

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