Questions about the determinant of square matrices or linear endomorphisms. Also for closely related topics such as minors or regularized determinants.

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What's the correct notion of determinant of a bilinear pairing?

By a pairing on a vector space $V$, I mean a linear map $A : V \otimes V \to R$. If $V$ is $n$-dimensional ($n < \infty$), then I can define the determinant of $A$ by considering the canonical ...