
06034812
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2012c.00541
Aversa, Vincenzo
De Simone, Anna
An elementary proof of Laplace's formula on determinants.
Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 43, No. 3, 418420 (2012).
2012
Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
EN
H65
determinants
Laplace's formula
proofs
doi:10.1080/0020739X.2011.592618
Summary: A well known result due to Laplace states the equivalence between two different ways of defining the determinant of a square matrix. We give here a short proof of this result, in a form that can be presented, in our opinion, at any level of undergraduate studies.