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On the probability that the determinant of an nxn matrix over a finite field vanishe

Mukhopadhyay, A (1984) On the probability that the determinant of an nxn matrix over a finite field vanishe. In: Discrete Mathematics, 51 (3). pp. 311-315.

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Abstract

An expression is derived for the probability that the determinant of an n x n matrix over a finite field vanishes; from this it is deduced that for a fixed field this probability tends to 1 as n tends to.

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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 07:16
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/20260

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