@article {MATHEDUC.06140166,
author = {Deakin, Michael},
title = {History of mathematics: the vectors of mind.},
year = {2012},
journal = {Parabola [electronic only]},
volume = {48},
number = {2},
issn = {1446-9723},
pages = {14-26},
publisher = {AMT Publishing, Australian Mathematics Trust, University of Canberra, Canberra; School of Mathematics \& Statistics, University of New South Wales, Sydney},
abstract = {From the editorial: The article continues the author\rq s History of mathematics series. In this article he considers factor analysis applied to test scores. The underlying idea in factor analysis is to determine if a number of observables $y_1,y_2,\dots ,y_n$ can be linearly related to a smaller number of unobservable factors $f_l,f_2,\dots ,f_k$. For example the observables might be scores from many different students in $n$ different tests.},
msc2010 = {K80xx (A30xx H60xx)},
identifier = {2013b.00788},
}