Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
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Searle, S. R. 2005. Eigenvalue. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 3.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
An eigenvalue is a number that originates from a determinant involving a square matrix. If the matrix has n rows and n columns it has n eigenvalues. They characterize many attributes of the matrix, and are very useful in many applications.
- characteristic equation;
- multiple roots;
- real and complex values;