# Math Help - Name of transopose element of an array

1. ## Name of transopose element of an array

I am writing about a matrix (created on a spreadsheet) where inputing or changing element $a_{i,j}$ causes $(a_{i,j})^{-1}$ to appear at $a_{j,i}$. I am searching for the proper term for element $a_{j,i}$ relative to $a_{i,j}$.

Is it correct to refer to $a_{j,i}$ as the transpose of $a_{i,j}$ (and vice versa)? I am only familiar with 'transpose' referring to whole matrices. Thank you very much.

2. I wouldn't say the element is the transpose of the original element. I would probably call $a_{ji}$ the transposed element of the matrix $(a_{ij})$.

3. Thanks. I really appreciate the help. -Heath

4. You're welcome. Have a good one!