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Homedeterminant of the Vandermonde matrix

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# determinant of the Vandermonde matrix

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity, and fix elements $a_{1},a_{2},...,a_{n}\in R$. The determinant of the Vandermonde matrix $\big((a_{i})^{{j-1}}\big)_{{i,j=1}}^{n}$ is equal to the product

$\prod_{{1\leq i<j\leq n}}(a_{j}-a_{i}).$ |

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Vandermonde-determinant

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Vandermonde determinant

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## Mathematics Subject Classification

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## Comments

## Proof

any chance of getting a proof of this?

## Re: Proof

Proof has arrived!

## Re: Proof

Thanks.

Nice proof by the way!