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    Re: Still on LOP's
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Apr 24, 11:54 -0500

    On Wed, 24 Apr 2002 09:36:56 -0300, Trevor J. Kenchington wrote:
    
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    >That is a point which has come up before on this thread. If there are but two 
    LOPs, it is clear that the contour is elliptical with Gaussian distributions. 
    Are we to understand that that is also true if there are three LOPs? More 
    than three?
    >
    >I
    Yes, it is an ellipse because the space we are talking about has two
    dimensions. The probability distributions for all measurements can be
    resolved along a pair of orthogonal aces vectorially. The 2D Gaussian
    would be eliptical if the two gaussians that made it up had different
    standard deviations. If they were the same, the ellipse would become a
    circle.
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                  J36 Gjo/a
    
    
    "Curse thee, thou quadrant. No longer will I guide my earthly way by thee."  Capt. Ahab
    
    
    

       
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