Archetype M   

From A First Course in Linear Algebra
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Summary  Linear transformation with bigger domain than codomain, so it is guaranteed to not be injective. Happens to not be surjective.

A linear transformation: (Definition LT)

T : 5 3,T x1 x2 x3 x4 x5 = x1 + 2x2 + 3x3 + 4x4 + 4x5 3x1 + x2 + 4x3 3x4 + 7x5 x1 x2 5x4 + x5

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

2 1 0 0 1 , 2 3 0 1 0 , 1 1 1 0 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 1 2 1 4 5 = 38 24 16 T 0 3 0 5 6 = 38 24 16

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

0 3 0 5 6 = 1 2 1 4 5 + 1 5 1 1 1  and z = 1 5 1 1 1 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):

1 3 1 , 2 1 1 , 3 4 0 , 4 3 5 , 4 7 1

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 4 5 , 0 1 3 5

Surjective: No. (Definition SLT)
Notice that the range is not all of 3 since its dimension 2, not 3. In particular, verify that 3 4 5 T, by setting the output equal to this vector and seeing that the resulting system of linear equations has no solution, i.e. is inconsistent. So the preimage, T1 3 4 5 , is empty. This alone is sufficient to see that the linear transformation is not onto.

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

 Domain dimension:  5  Rank:  2  Nullity:  3

Invertible: No.
Not injective or surjective.

Matrix representation (Theorem MLTCV):

T : 5 3,T x = Ax,A = 1 2 3 4 4 3 1 4 3 7 1 1051