A long time ago, perhaps 13 or 16 years, I took a course called linear algebra. It has been a little while,so in parts that I don't use as much I was rusty. I possibly incorrectly remember having to compute a 5x5 determinant of a matrix as a product of permuted elements. It was hideous.
Now I am looking at 2d convolutions. I am thinking, this reminds me of that. It "smells" like it.
Is there a connection between the convolution and the determinant?