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$$ g_ {\alpha, \beta} = \begin{pmatrix} g_{00} & g_{0 j} \\

g_{i 0} & \gamma_{ij} \end{pmatrix} $$

where ##i,j = 1,2,3## and ##\alpha = 0,1,2,3##. Now I want to find a relation between the determinant of ##g## and the determinant of ##\gamma## expressed in terms of the components of ##g##. Using Cramer's rule I get

$$ det(g_{\alpha, \beta}) \equiv g = \frac{C_{00}}{g^{00}}$$

where ##C_{00}## is the cofactor of the (0,0)-element of the matrix above; i.e. it is ##det(\gamma_{ij}) = \gamma##. But in order to find the full relation I will still need to find the (0,0) element of the inverse. What is the best way to go about doing this? Do I really have to solve the full set of equations ##g^{\alpha \lambda}g_{\lambda \beta} = \delta^{\alpha}_{\ \ \ \beta}##? Or is there a better way?