By Richard A. Reyment, K. G. Jvreskog
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The trace is defined as the sum of the elements of the principal diagonal. The usually employed method of denoting this is trA, the trace of matrix A. Symmetrical matrices A symmetrical matrix is a square matrix in which an element in the ith row and ;th column is equal to the element in the jth row and the ith column. A matrix A is symmetrical if a(j = ajt for all / and ;. Diagonal matrices A diagonal matrix is a square symmetrical matrix, the off-diagonal elements of which are all zero. 6 Elementary matrix arithmetic 27 the identity matrix, which has ones in the principal diagonal.
Standard deviation The standard deviation is defined as the positive square root of the variance. 4, the length of a vector was defined as \y\ = (y'y)l/2; here, y is a vector of deviate scores of a variable. We see that the standard deviation of a variable is proportional to the length of the vector of observations on the variable. Thus sj= \y\N~^2. 18] This relationship allows the interpretation of the standard deviation in terms of vector lengths of variables in deviate form. Standardized scores It is often useful to be able to express observations in terms of their deviations from the mean, using the standard deviation as the unit of divergence.
This space may be further specified as Euclidean variable space. , According to this viewpoint, each object can be interpreted as representing an axis mutually perpendicular to all other object axes. The elements of a column vector are the coordinates of a variable with reference to the axes of the objects. In Fig. 3, we illustrate the four vectors of variables located in the two-dimensional space defined by rock specimens 1 and 2. In the general case of an N-by-p data matrix, the variables may be thought of as p vectors of variables situated in TV-dimensional object space.
Applied Factor Analysis in the Natural Sciences by Richard A. Reyment, K. G. Jvreskog