The Spectral Decomposition of Covariance Matrices for the Variance Components Models
The aim of this paper is to propose a simple method to determine the number of distinct eigenvalues and the spectral decomposition of covariance matrix for a variance components model. The method introduced in this paper is based on a partial ordering of symmetric matrix and relation matrix. A method is also given for checking straightforwardly whether these distinct eigenvalues are linear dependent as functions of variance components. Some examples and applications to illustrate the results are presented.
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Volume (Year): 97 (2006)
Issue (Month): 10 (November)
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