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Encyclopedia > Determination

Determination is a virtue characterized by firmness of purpose and resoluteness, such as never giving up when odds are against you.[1] It has been listed as a candidate for the Knightly Virtues. Personification of virtue (Greek ἀρετή) in Celsus Library in Ephesos, Turkey Virtue (Latin virtus; Greek ) is moral excellence of a person. ... Purpose in its most general sense is the anticipated aim which guides action. ... The Virtues of a Knight (Knightly Virtues) included the following: Charity Chivalry Courage Courtesy Determination Selflessness Endurance Faithfulness Honour Humility Justice Kindness Loyalty Mercy Morality Nobility Patience Perseverance Prudence Sympathy Truthfulness Wisdom Categories: Warrior code ...

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Determinants are used to characterize invertible matrices (namely as those matrices, and only those matrices, with non-zero determinants), and to explicitly describe the solution to a system of linear equations with Cramer's rule.
Determinants are used to calculate volumes in vector calculus: the absolute value of the determinant of real vectors is equal to the volume of the parallelepiped spanned by those vectors.
The Pfaffian is an analog of the determinant for
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