# CoCoA:Det

From ApCoCoAWiki

## Det

the determinant of a matrix

### Description

This function returns the determinant of the matrix M. The resulting

type depends on the types of the entries of the matrix.

#### Example

Use R ::= Q[x]; M := Mat([[x,x^2],[x,x^3]]); Det(M); x^4 - x^3 ------------------------------- Det(Mat([[1,2],[0,5]])); 5 -------------------------------

### Syntax

Det(M:MAT) the resulting type depends on the entries of the matrix.

<type>matrix</type>