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by Marvin Marcus (University of California Santa Barbara) and Henryk Minc (University of California Santa Barbara)

Year of Award: 1966

Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 72, 1965, pp. 577-591

Summary: The permanent of a square matrix is the analog of a determinant where all the signs in the expansion by minors are taken as positive. (See The authors review the history of the concept, discuss the properties of permanents, and give some conjectures and problems.

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About the Authors: Both Marvin Marcus and Henryk Minc were at U.C., Santa Barbara, at the time of publication.

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Linear Algebra | Matrix Algebra
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008