nLab hyperdeterminant



The concept of Hyperdeterminant (or Cayley determinant) is a generalization of the concent of determinant to multidimensional matrices (hypermatrices, i.e. representations of tensors in a choice of linear basis).


The concept originates with Cayley.

MathOverflow discussion on a possible volume interpretation of hyperdeterminants:

  • Joseph O‚ÄôRourke, Does the hyperdeterminant calculate a quantity akin to the volume of a parallelepiped?, MathOverflow. URL (version: 2015-10-07).

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