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Permanents

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 http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Permanent.html.) 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.

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15Axx
Author(s): 
Marvin Marcus (University of California Santa Barbara) and Henryk Minc (University of California Santa Barbara)
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Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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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 http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Permanent.html.) The authors review the history of the concept, discuss the properties of permanents, and give some conjectures and problems.

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