## More Basic Matrix Features, $$n \times n$$ determinant

We can generalize this to an $$n\times n$$ matrix and have $$\left| \begin{array}{cccccc} a_{11}& a_{12} & \dots & \sum_{k=1}^n c_k b_{1k} &\dots & a_{1n}\\ a_{21}& a_{22} & \dots & \sum_{k=1}^n c_k b_{2k} &\dots & a_{2n}\\ \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots \\ \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots \\ a_{n1}& a_{n2} & \dots & \sum_{k=1}^n c_k b_{nk} &\dots & a_{nn}\end{array} \right|= \sum_{k=1}^n c_k\left| \begin{array}{cccccc} a_{11}& a_{12} & \dots & b_{1k} &\dots & a_{1n}\\ a_{21}& a_{22} & \dots & b_{2k} &\dots & a_{2n}\\ \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots\\ \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots & \dots\\ a_{n1}& a_{n2} & \dots & b_{nk} &\dots & a_{nn}\end{array} \right| .$$ This is a property we will use in our Hartree-Fock discussions.