Determinants & Matrices

cubic equn. Matrices(4x4)

 Determinant,Matrix ( 3 x 3 )

Det| A| a11 a12 a13
a21 a22 a23
a31 a32 a33
Find Value
Find cofactor A11 A12 A13
A21 A22 A23
A31 A32 A33
Find adjoint  A11 A21 A31
A12 A22 A32
A13 A23 A33
Find Value of Adjoint
Find Reciprocal B11
Find Value of Reciprocal

Reciprocal in decimal Bd11 Bd12 Bd13
Bd21 Bd22 Bd23
Bd31 Bd32 Bd33
Det trace    
characteristic Equn-A λ3+ λ2+ λ+ = 0
discriminant: p q Δ
(eigen value)λ1=        
Quadratic Equn λ2+ λ+ = 0  
(eigen value)λ2= = λ3= =
or λ2=(1/2) + λ3=1/2 -
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 eigen equations: x1 +x2 +x3 =0  
  x1 +x2 +x3 =0  
  x1 +x2 +x3 =0  
Convert  Upper Triangular ut11 ut12 ut13
ut21 ut22 ut23
ut31 ut32 ut33
Find Value       
Convert  lower Triangular lt11  lt12  lt13
 lt21  lt22  lt23
 lt31  lt32  lt33
Find Value       
Det| K| k11 k12 k13
k21 k22 k23
k31 k32 k33
Find Value
Det |A| * |K| =|R|     
r11 r12 r13
r21 r22 r23
r31 r32 r33
Find Value       

     Det ( A + K )              ak11

ak12 ak13
ak21 ak22 ak23
ak31 ak32 ak33
Find Value       

     Det ( A - K )              mk11

mk12 mk13
mk21 mk22 mk23
mk31 mk32 mk33
Find Value       
Let y be a scalar y=       
y*|A|:  ya11 ya12 ya13
ya21 ya22 ya23
ya31 ya32 ya33
Find Value       

Properties of Determinants

The value of the determinant is not changed by changing the rows into columns and vice versa.
If 2 rows or columns of a determinant are interchanged, the sign of the determinant changes but numerical value
remains the same.
If any line of a determinant is passed over p parallel lines, the resultant determinant is (-1)pΔ.
If any 2 rows or 2 columns of a determinant are identical, the determinant vanishes.
The determinant that is left by canceling the row and column intersecting at a particular constituent is called the minor
of the constituent & is denoted by the corresponding capital letter.
If the constituent of any row or column are multiplied with minors of the constituents of some other row or column and
summed up with alternating plus and minus sign, the result is zero.
Co-factors are equal to minors in magnitude but may be of same or opposite sign according to the constituent whose
co-factor is being calculated is brought to top left hand corner by even or odd movement of
If each constituent in any row or in any column is multiplied by the same factor, then the determinant is multiplied by
that factor.
If each constituent in any row or column consists of 2 terms, then the determinant can be expressed as the sum of 2
If to each constituent of a line of a determinant are added or subtracted the equi -multiples of the corresponding
constituents of one or more lines, the determinant remains unaltered.
If ant rth line has been altered by means of sth & t th parallel lines,then sth & t th lines cannot themselves be altered by
means of rth line, but we can use the rth line to alter all other parallel lines except the tth and sth line.
If the constituents of a determinant which involve x, are polynomials in x and if Δ = 0, when a is substituted for x, then
x - a is a factor of the determinant.

Properties of Matrices

A matrix of order n x m obtained from a matrix m x n by interchanging its rows and columns is called TRANSPOSE
    of original matrix. Transpose of transpose of a matrix coincides with the matrix.
Upper triangular Matrix-- A square matrix of order n x n is called upper triangular matrix if its elements aij = 0 for
   i > j for all i and j ranging from 1 to n. Thus an upper triangular matrix  has non-zero elements only in the upper triangle
   above the principal diagonal whereas all the elements in the lower triangle are zero.
Lower triangular matrix--Similarly if all the elements in the upper triangle of a square matrix are zero, it is known as the
   lower triangular matrix. It has non-zero elements only in the lower triangle below the principal diagonal.
Diagonal Matrix-- A square matrx of order n which is both upper triangular and lower triangular is called diagonal
   matrix. A diagonal matrix is one all of whose elements are zero except those in the principal diagonal.
 Scalar Matrix -- A diagonal matrix all the diagonal elements of which are equal to a scalar quantity, say  λ, is called a
   scalar matrix.
Unit Matrix-- A scalar matrix with each diagonal element equal to unity is called a Unit Matrix.
 Periodic Matrix-- A square matrix A for which Ak+1 =A, is said to be a periodic matrix and the least positive value
   of k satisfying this relation is called the period of this periodicity. For exa, A is a matrix with a11=2,a12=-2,a13=-4
   a21=-1,a22=3,a23=4,a31=1,a32=-2,a33=-3, then A*A = A. So here  k=1 & hence A is a matrix of period 1. A
   matrix of period 1 is called idempotent matrix. If for a matrix A, there exists a positive integer p such that Ap = 0,
   , then A is called nill-potent matrix & p is called nill potency.Exa- A is a matrix with  a11=1,a12=1,a13=3
   a21=5,a22=2,a23=6,a31=-2,a32=-1,a33=-3, then A3 = 0 or null matrix. A is therefore a nill-potent matrix with the
   index of nill potency equal to 3.
Symmetric matrix-- A square matrix is said to be symmetric if it is unaltered by interchanging rows & columns,
   aij = aji
Anti-Symmetric matrix-- A square matrix is said to be anti-symmetric if its sign is changed by interchanging rows &
   columns,,i.e  aij = -aji
Conjugate of a Matrix- When the elements of a matrix are complex, then a matrix whose elements are complex
   conjugates of A is called Conjugate of A.
Conjugate Transpose of A -- Conjugate of the transpose of a matrix A  is called Conjugate Transpose of A & is
   denoted by A
Hermitian Matrix : A square matrix conjugate transpose of which coincides with the matrix itself is called Hermitian
   matrix. A square matrix conjugate transpose of which coincides with the matrix itself but with negative sign is called
   Anti-Hermitian. Determinant of a Hermitian Matrix is real.
Unitary or Orthogonal Matrices :- A square matrix is said to be unitary if its inverse is equal to its conjugate transpose.
   A real unitary matrix is called Orthogonal matrix.
Adjoint of a Matrix--Adjoint or Adjugate of a matrix is the transpose of a matrix whose elements are cofactors of
    corresponding elements of the given matrix.
Soln of Cubic Equation : x3 +a2x2+ax+a0=0 is (x-z1)(x2 +kx+l)=0 where k =a2+z1 ; l= -a0/z1 ; Once 1 of the roots are found out, the rest are easy.

p=a1-(a2)2/3 ;  q=2(a2)3 / 27 - a2*a1/3 + a0 ;  Δ= q2/4  +p3/27 ; If Δ < 0, there are 3 real roots ; if Δ =0 . one root is different & 2 other roots are same & if Δ > 0,  there is only one real root.

 Trace of a matrix is invariant under similar transformation i.e. B =S-1AS where B is a diagonal matrix .