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Matrix problem

  1. Mar 10, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    show that det(A)=(detA)*= det(A$)
    where * denotes complex conjugate and $ means transpose

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Please help me to start the problem.I am not getting a way.
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  3. Mar 10, 2007 #2


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    You are posting problems faster than you are solving them. The first half of your equality is simply not true unless det(A) is real. Please reconsider.
  4. Mar 10, 2007 #3


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    The proof of det(A^T) = det(A) (at least the one I know about) is about using the definition of the determinant and the properties of permutations.

    Further on, I'm not sure what you mean with det(A)=(detA)*.
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