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det

the determinant of a matrix

Syntax
det(M: MAT): RINGELEM

Description
This function returns the determinant of the matrix M .

Example
/**/  use R ::= QQ[x];
/**/  M := mat(R,[[x,x^2], [x,x^3]]);
/**/  det(M);
x^4 -x^3

/**/ det(mat(QQ,[[1,2], [0,5]]));
5

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