Finding the Determinant of a Matrix via Complex Analysis

Shan Tai Chan, Yuan Yuan

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We show how the determinant of a matrix can be calculated using complex analysis of one variable. We also describe the connection between unitary matrices and the problem of holomorphic isometries in complex geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-536
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Mathematical Monthly
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2 2020


  • 32H02
  • MSC: Primary 30C99
  • Secondary 15B99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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