Assuming that A is the matrix of a linear operator F in S find the matrix B of F in R

by James Smith   Last Updated January 14, 2018 13:20 PM

Assuming that A is the matrix of a linear operator F in S find the matrix B of F in R

A is: \begin{bmatrix}1&1\\1&2\end{bmatrix}

S = {(1,1), (1,2)}

R = {(1,0), (0,1)}


F(1,1) = (1,1) + (1,2)

F(1,2) = (1,1) + 2(1,2)

F(2,3) = 2(1,1) + 3(0,1)

F(3,5) = 3(1,0) + 5(0,1)

So B=

\begin{bmatrix}2&3\\3&5\end{bmatrix}


Is that correct?



Answers 1


No. In order to compute $B$, you must compute $F(1,0)$ and $F(0,1)$. Since$$(1,0)=2(1,1)-(1,2),$$you know that$$F(1,0)=2\bigl((1,1)+(1,2)\bigr)-\bigl((1,1)+2(1,2)\bigr)=(1,1).$$So, $B$ will be like $\left(\begin{smallmatrix}1&?\\1&?\end{smallmatrix}\right)$. Now, you can compute the second column by the smae process.

José Carlos Santos
José Carlos Santos
January 14, 2018 12:58 PM

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