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File:Mona Lisa with eigenvector.png


Artist J. Finkelstein
Description On the left, a reproduction of the Mona Lisa with a representation of two vectors superimposed on top of it. The red arrow represents a vector in three dimensions pointing directly up on the plane of the painting and the blue arrow represents a unique arbitrary vector on the painting. On the right is the result of a shear transformation on the image on the left. The blue arrow now represents a different vector, while the red one still represents the same vector. For this reason, the red vector is an eigenvector of the transformation, and the blue vector is not.
Date 20 October 2006
Source/Photographer The image of the Mona Lisa used in this image is Image:Mona_Lisa.jpeg. Arrows created using w:Inkscape, transformations made using w:GIMP


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