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We Recommend a Singular Value Decomposition

This article provides a geometric explanation of singular value decompositions and looks at some of the applications of the SVD.

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http://www.ams.org/samplings/feature-column/fcarc-svd
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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Creator(s): 
David Austin
Cataloger: 
Judi McDonald
Publisher: 
American Mathematical Society
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David Austin

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Anonymous's picture

A nice introduction to the singular value decomposition. Short paper starts with a geometric introduction to the svd for a 2 x 2 matrix and then shows a number of more general applications. The pages are very well done and should be easily understandable to undergraduates.

drucker@math.wayne.edu's picture

Nice introduction to the SVD

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