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    Junior Member
    Dec 2006

    eingenvalue proof

    I'm confused about how to do the following and it's due tomorrow, so I would REALLY appreciate any explanations:

    Prove that the characteristic polynomial of an n by n matrix always has degree n, with the coefficient of x^n equal to 1 . Use induction.
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    Nov 2005
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