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An Intuitive Proof of the Singular Value Decomposition of a Matrix

Using a simple trigonometric limit, the author provides an intuitive geometric proof of the Singular Value Decomposition of an arbitrary matrix.

Author(s): 
Keith J. Coates
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Original Publication Source: 
College Mathematics Journal
Original Publication Date: 
November, 2011
Subject(s): 
Algebra and Number Theory
Linear Algebra
Matrix Algebra
Topic(s): 
Linear Algebra
Singular Value Decomposition
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3.8 Linear/Matrix Algebra
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