# matrix factorization

## Matrix Factorization

A matrix factorization (or matrix decomposition) is the right-hand-side product in

 $A=F_{1}F_{2}\ldots F_{k}$

for “input” matrix $A$. The number of factor matrices $k$ depends on the situation. Most often, $k=2$ or $k=3$.

Note that the process of producing a factorization/decomposition is also called “factorization” or “decomposition”.

## Examples

Some common factorizations and related devices are:

See the entries for these and other matrix factorizations for details on the contents of the factor matrices, where to apply them, and how to best calculate them.

## Simultaneous matrix factorization

A related problem is to diagonalize or tridiagonalize many matrices using the same matrix. Some results in this direction are listed below:

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