In my professor's notes today he talked about some sort of rank-1 decomposition that had something to do with singular value decomposition. He briefly mentioned for us to go over it, but I have no idea what exactly he is referring to. I did some google searches and found something like this but I'm not entirely sure this is what I'm looking for: http://www.uwlax.edu/faculty/will/svd/norm/index.html
Can anyone give me some idea of what exactly he might be referring to?
If so, what exactly is the purpose of this operation, how is it related to SVD, and do you know of anywhere I can read to learn how to do this (as I don't think its in my textbook Introduction to Linear Algebra by Gilbert Strang)?.