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# characteristic vector

Atmospheric Sciences (English-Chinese) dictionary. 2014.

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• characteristic vector — Math. a vector for which there exists a scalar such that the value of the vector under a given transformation is equal to the scalar times the vector. Also called eigenvector. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

• characteristic vector — noun : eigenvector herein * * * Math. a vector for which there exists a scalar such that the value of the vector under a given transformation is equal to the scalar times the vector. Also called eigenvector. [1955 60] …   Useful english dictionary

• characteristic vector — noun Date: 1957 eigenvector …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• Characteristic function (probability theory) — The characteristic function of a uniform U(–1,1) random variable. This function is real valued because it corresponds to a random variable that is symmetric around the origin; however in general case characteristic functions may be complex valued …   Wikipedia

• Characteristic (algebra) — In mathematics, the characteristic of a ring R, often denoted char(R), is defined to be the smallest number of times one must use the ring s multiplicative identity element (1) in a sum to get the additive identity element (0); the ring is said… …   Wikipedia

• Characteristic class — In mathematics, a characteristic class is a way of associating to each principal bundle on a topological space X a cohomology class of X. The cohomology class measures the extent to which the bundle is twisted particularly, whether it possesses… …   Wikipedia

• characteristic root — Math. 1. a scalar for which there exists a nonzero vector such that the scalar times the vector equals the value of the vector under a given linear transformation on a vector space. 2. a root of the characteristic equation of a given matrix. Also …   Universalium

• characteristic root — noun : eigenvalue herein * * * Math. 1. a scalar for which there exists a nonzero vector such that the scalar times the vector equals the value of the vector under a given linear transformation on a vector space. 2. a root of the characteristic… …   Useful english dictionary