# Function Det - HP 48gII User Manual

Graphing calculator.

are constant, we say that c
where the values d
is linearly dependent on the
j
k
columns included in the summation. (Notice that the values of j include any
value in the set {1, 2, ..., n}, in any combination, as long as j≠k.) If the
expression shown above cannot be written for any of the column vectors then
we say that all the columns are linearly independent. A similar definition for
the linear independence of rows can be developed by writing the matrix as a
column of row vectors.
Thus, if we find that rank(A) = n, then the matrix has
an inverse and it is a non-singular matrix. If, on the other hand, rank(A) < n,
then the matrix is singular and no inverse exist.
For example, try finding the rank for the matrix:
You will find that the rank is 2. That is because the second row [2,4,6] is
equal to the first row [1,2,3] multiplied by 2, thus, row two is linearly
dependent of row 1 and the maximum number of linearly independent rows is
2. You can check that the maximum number of linearly independent columns
is 3. The rank being the maximum number of linearly independent rows or
columns becomes 2 for this case.

## Function DET

Function DET calculates the determinant of a square matrix. For example,
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