Eigenvalues produce billionaires
By Murray Bourne, 08 Jul 2009
Did you know that Google's excellent search ability is based on eigenvectors of a matrix?
Here are some interesting articles on how Google works and how it all depends on matrices.
How Google Finds Your Needle in the Web's Haystack (for background)
The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine (the original article by Sergey Brin and Larry Page when they were students at Stanford, before becoming multi-billionaires.)
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