(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Find a singular value decomposition of A.

A^T=

[7 0 5

1 0 5]

2. Relevant equations

A = U[tex]\Sigma[/tex]V^T

3. The attempt at a solution

I started by doing A^T*A =

[ 74 32

32 26]

Then i went and found the two eigen values lambda1= 90 and lambda2= 10 and the eigenvectors v1 = [2 1]^T and v2 = [-1 2]^T

So, I have V and V^T

From this the singular values are sigma_1 = sqrt(90) and sigma_2 = sqrt(10)

So, [tex]\Sigma[/tex] in this decomposition would be

[ sqrt(90) 0

0 sqrt(10)

0 0]

Now to figure out U.

u_1 = 1/sigma_1 AV1 which is

= [ 15/sqrt(90) 0 15/sqrt(90)]^T

and I did the same thing for u_2 to get

[-5/sqrt(10) 0 5/sqrt(10)]

Now, this is where I get stuck. I know I need U to be 3x3 for the matrix multiplication to work out. My book says to find an orthogonal vector and use the gramschmidt method to get u_3. Do I need it to be orthogonal to u_1 or u_2? or both? Also I can't figure out the gramschmidt. If someone could please clarify this for me that would really help. I'm so close (if what I already did is correct) but I can't figure it out.

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# Homework Help: Stuck on singular value decomposition problem

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