Determinants, the special number that is associated with matrices. I just want to know, what exactly does the determinants represent? i mean finiding them is surely not a problem, but what role do they play?? transformations?? In school these days, they just tell almost nothing about determinants apart from getting the values of the determinants in , and matrices. I wasn't happy with this, so i went to take more serious study on just determinants, turns out there is a whole bunch of brand new stuff to learn. For example differentiating the determinants, getting a generalized determinant form in a matrices etc.