We'll cover some basic statistics of data sets, such as mean values and variances, we'll compute distances and angles between vectors using inner products and derive orthogonal projections of data onto lower-dimensional subspaces. Using all these tools, we'll then derive PCA as a method that minimizes the average squared reconstruction error between data points and their reconstruction.
At the end of this Mathematics for Machine Learning - PCA course offered by Coursera in partnership with Imperial College London, you'll be familiar with important mathematical concepts and you can implement PCA all by yourself. If you’re struggling, you'll find a set of jupyter notebooks that will allow you to explore properties of the techniques and walk you through what you need to do to get on track. If you are already an expert, this course may refresh some of your knowledge.
The lectures, examples and exercises require:
- Some ability of abstract thinking
- Good background in linear algebra (e.g., matrix and vector algebra, linear independence, basis)
- Basic background in multivariate calculus (e.g., partial derivatives, basic optimization)
- Basic knowledge in python programming and numpy
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- Statistics of Datasets
- Inner Products
- Orthogonal Projections
- Principal Component Analysis
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