Archetype N   

From A First Course in Linear Algebra
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Summary Linear transformation with domain larger than its codomain, so it is guaranteed to not be injective. Happens to be onto. A linear transformation: (Definition LT)

T : 53,T x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 = 2x1 + x2 + 3x3 4x4 + 5x5 x1 2x2 + 3x3 9x4 + 3x5 3x1 + 4x3 6x4 + 5x5

A basis for the null space of the linear transformation: (Definition KLT)

1 1 2 0 1 , 2 1 3 1 0

Injective: No. (Definition ILT)
Since the kernel is nontrivial Theorem KILT tells us that the linear transformation is not injective. Also, since the rank can not exceed 3, we are guaranteed to have a nullity of at least 2, just from checking dimensions of the domain and the codomain. In particular, verify that

T 3 1 2 3 1 = 6 19 6 T 4 4 2 1 4 = 6 19 6

This demonstration that T is not injective is constructed with the observation that

4 4 2 1 4 = 3 1 2 3 1 + 1 5 0 2 3  and z = 1 5 0 2 3 KT

so the vector z effectively “does nothing” in the evaluation of T.

A basis for the range of the linear transformation: (Definition RLT)
Evaluate the linear transformation on a standard basis to get a spanning set for the range (Theorem SSRLT):

2 1 3 , 1 2 0 , 3 3 4 , 4 9 6 , 5 3 5

If the linear transformation is injective, then the set above is guaranteed to be linearly independent (Theorem ILTLI). This spanning set may be converted to a “nice” basis, by making the vectors the rows of a matrix (perhaps after using a vector reperesentation), row-reducing, and retaining the nonzero rows (Theorem BRS), and perhaps un-coordinatizing. A basis for the range is:

1 0 0 , 0 1 0 , 0 0 1

Surjective: Yes. (Definition SLT)
Notice that the basis for the range above is the standard basis for 3. So the range is all of 3 and thus the linear transformation is surjective.

Subspace dimensions associated with the linear transformation. Examine parallels with earlier results for matrices. Verify Theorem RPNDD.

 Domain dimension:  5  Rank:  3  Nullity:  2

Invertible: No.
Not surjective, and the relative sizes of the domain and codomain mean the linear transformation cannot be injective. (Theorem ILTIS)

Matrix representation (Theorem MLTCV):

T : 53,T x = Ax,A = 2 1 345 12393 3 0 465