Re: Det[]

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• Subject: [mg28843] Re: Det[]
• From: Konstantin L Kouptsov <klk206 at nyu.edu>
• Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 00:59:17 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: New York University
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```Thanks for all who answered.
Let me clarify the question. The matrix given below is indeed just the Vandermonde
matrix, the Det[] of which is rather simple if caclulated another way. Still,
I need to calculate the Det[] of _similar_, not exactly Vandermonde,
symbolic matrix:

w1=ReplacePart[w,{a1,a2,a3,a4,a5,a6,a7,a8,a9,aa,ab,ac},1]; (* Number can be any *)
Det[w1]

where w is below.
The final result is not so large as the intermediate data that cause the problem.

>  I am struggling to squeese the following rather simple calculation through the
> existing hardware. The amount of memory (1Gb RAM + 2Gb swap under linux) appears to be
> the resource problem. Any suggestions? How much memory it is supposed to take?
>
> w={{1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1},
>    {0, i1, i2, i3, i4, i5, i6, i7, 1, 1 + i8, 1 + i9, 16},
>    {0, i1^2, i2^2, i3^2, i4^2, i5^2, i6^2, i7^2, 1, (1 + i8)^2, (1 + i9)^2, 256},
>    {0, i1^3, i2^3, i3^3, i4^3, i5^3, i6^3, i7^3, 1, (1 + i8)^3, (1 + i9)^3, 4096},
>    {0, i1^4, i2^4, i3^4, i4^4, i5^4, i6^4, i7^4, 1, (1 + i8)^4, (1 + i9)^4, 65536},
>    {0, i1^5, i2^5, i3^5, i4^5, i5^5, i6^5, i7^5, 1, (1 + i8)^5, (1 + i9)^5, 1048576},
>    {0, i1^6, i2^6, i3^6, i4^6, i5^6, i6^6, i7^6, 1, (1 + i8)^6, (1 + i9)^6, 16777216},
>    {0, i1^7, i2^7, i3^7, i4^7, i5^7, i6^7, i7^7, 1, (1 + i8)^7, (1 + i9)^7, 268435456},
>    {0, i1^8, i2^8, i3^8, i4^8, i5^8, i6^8, i7^8, 1, (1 + i8)^8, (1 + i9)^8, 4294967296},
>    {0, i1^9, i2^9, i3^9, i4^9, i5^9, i6^9, i7^9, 1, (1 + i8)^9, (1 + i9)^9, 68719476736},
>    {0, i1^10, i2^10, i3^10, i4^10, i5^10, i6^10, i7^10, 1, (1 + i8)^10, (1 + i9)^10, 1099511627776},
>    {0, i1^11, i2^11, i3^11, i4^11, i5^11, i6^11, i7^11, 1, (1 + i8)^11, (1 + i9)^11, 17592186044416}
>   };
>
> Det[w]
>
> Konstantin.

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