Enter the 4 values of your 2×2 matrix into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the matrix determinant.
Matrix Determinant Calcualtor
The following formula is used to calculate the determinant of a 2×2 matrix.
Given the matrix in the form:
The determinant can be calculated using the following:
- Where a,b,c,d are the values of the matrix
- Let’s assume we are given a matrix of size 2×2 with values of 4,5,6,7 for A, B, C, and D respectively.
- To calculate the determinant, first, we should confirm the values of the matrix with the table above. For example, make sure that the value for A is in the top left-hand corner of the matrix.
- Next, we input the values into the formula a*d-b*c = 4*7-5*6 = -2.
- Use, the resulting determinant to help solve your application.
A matrix determinant is a measure of the “magnitude” of a matrix of values. This magnitude is used to calculate the values in systems of linear equations.
A matrix determinant is a single value that is often related to the area or volume of a region. The value shows how much the specific matrix will scale or reflect objects in a linear transformation.
Matrices are used in many fields of mathematics and physics. Some more commonly known uses are those in the application of electricity.