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September 26th, 2011, 10:23 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Sep 2011 Posts: 5 Thanks: 0  symmetric matrix and eigenvalues
Hi, If I have a symmetric matrix, is the determinant of it equal to the product of the eigenvalues. And is the determinant equal to the sum of the eigenvalues? If so, how would you show a proof? Thank you 
September 26th, 2011, 12:55 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,528 Thanks: 589  Re: symmetric matrix and eigenvalues
I don't know what the answer is, but it can't be both the sum and the product of the eigenvalues.


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