# Minors

Minors[m]

gives the minors of a matrix m.

Minors[m,k]

gives the k minors.

# Details • For an × matrix the  element of Minors[m] gives the determinant of the matrix obtained by deleting the  row and the  column of m.
• Map[Reverse,Minors[m],{0,1}] makes the  element correspond to deleting the  row and  column of m.
• Minors[m] is equivalent to Minors[m,n-1].
• Minors[m,k] gives the determinants of the k×k submatrices obtained by picking each possible set of k rows and k columns from m.
• Each element in the result corresponds to taking rows and columns with particular lists of positions. The ordering of the elements is such that reading across or down the final matrix, the successive lists of positions appear in lexicographic order.
• For an × matrix Minors[m,k] gives an × matrix.
• Minors[m,k,f] applies the function f rather than Det to each of the submatrices picked out.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(2)

Minors of a 3×3 matrix:

 In:= Out//MatrixForm= In:= Out//MatrixForm= 2×2 minors of a 2×3 matrix:

 In:= Out//MatrixForm= In:= Out= ## Neat Examples(1)

Introduced in 1988
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Updated in 1999
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