# Value of Vandermonde Determinant/Formulation 2

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## Theorem

Let $V_n$ be the **Vandermonde determinant of order $n$** defined as the following formulation:

- $V_n = \begin {vmatrix} x_1 & {x_1}^2 & \cdots & {x_1}^n \\ x_2 & {x_2}^2 & \cdots & {x_2}^n \\ \vdots & \vdots & \ddots & \vdots \\ x_n & {x_n}^2 & \cdots & {x_n}^n \end{vmatrix}$

Its value is given by:

- $\ds V_n = \prod_{1 \mathop \le j \mathop \le n} x_j \prod_{1 \mathop \le i \mathop < j \mathop \le n} \paren {x_j - x_i}$

## Proof

The proof follows directly from that for Value of Vandermonde Determinant/Formulation 1 and the result Determinant with Row Multiplied by Constant.

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## Source of Name

This entry was named for Alexandre-ThÃ©ophile Vandermonde.

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