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Determinants of block tridiagonal matrices

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Milano and INFN, Sezione di Milano, Via Celoria 16, Milano, Italy
Linear Algebra and its Applications (Impact Factor: 0.98). 01/2008; DOI: 10.1016/j.laa.2008.06.015
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ABSTRACT An identity is proven that evaluates the determinant of a block tridiagonal matrix with (or without) corners as the determinant of the associated transfer matrix (or a submatrix of it).

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