After studying this chapter, the student will be able to understand:

  • Understand the meaning of determinants of different orders

  • Know basic terminology and rules of determinants

  • Know how to multiply two determinants

  • Know Cramer's method for evaluation of simultanious linear equation

  • Know the important application of determinants


A square arrangement of an expression or number of elements into rows and columns, enclosed within || is called a determinant.

The representation of an expression ad − bc in the form of images is called a determinant, say |A| order two and ad − bc is called the value of the ...

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