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A fresh approach to the singular value decomposition

Quick, readable discussion of polar decomposition, singular value decomposition, and pseudoinverses, with examples.

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http://www.cis.temple.edu/~latecki/Courses/RobotFall08/Papers/svdCMJ98.pdf
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Rating: 
Average: 4 (2 votes)
Creator(s): 
Colm Mulcahy and John Rossi
Cataloger: 
Daniel Drucker
Publisher: 
The College Mathematics Journal 29 No. 3 (1998), 199–207
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Colm Mulcahy and John Rossi

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meade's picture

Classic article, from 1987. Emphasizing both theoretical and practical issues. Unlike some other resources, this one encourages instructors to include the SVD in first semester of linear algebra.

drucker@math.wayne.edu's picture

Nice argument for including SVD in any LA course. Interesting to see how far we have come since 1987.

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