Math Help - can Matlab computer the characterisitc polynomial?

1. can Matlab computer the characterisitc polynomial?

Given a matrix, can Matlab computer the characteristic polynomial? If no can it computer a determinant with a $\lambda$ in it?

2. Originally Posted by superdude
Given a matrix, can Matlab computer the characteristic polynomial? If no can it computer a determinant with a $\lambda$ in it?
Compute determinant of symbolic matrix - MATLAB

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