Determinants of matrices over lattices
Three different definitions for the determinant of a matrix over arbitrary lattices have been developed to determine which properties and relations were reminiscent of the determinant or permanent of elementary algebra. In each determinant there are properties concerning: the elements of the matrix in the expansion of its determinant; the determinant of a matrix and its transpose; a principle of duality for rows and columns; the interchange of rows and columns; the determinant of a matrix formed from another by a row or column meet of certain elements; and evaluations of certain special matrices. An expansion by row or column is given for one determinant and a lemma on inverses is proven in light of another. A preliminary section on Lattice Theory is also included.