# Table Interpretation Of Matrices

While a vector is a list of numbers that depend on only one index, the most direct interpretation of a matrix is a table of numbers that depend on two indices, \(i\), and \(j\). In this case, the rows and columns of the matrix usually have some simple interpretation. Here are some examples. Images. A black and white image with \(M \times N\) pixels is naturally represented as an \(M \times N\) matrix. …