Also known as Laplacian Determinant Expansion by Minors. Let
denote the Determinant of a
Matrix *M*, then

where is called a Minor,

where is called a Cofactor.

**References**

Arfken, G. *Mathematical Methods for Physicists, 3rd ed.* Orlando, FL: Academic Press, pp. 169-170, 1985.

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