Linear algebra - Image and Kernel

  • #1

Homework Statement



Let V be a 3 dim vector space over F and e_1 e_2 and e_3 be those fix basis
The question provide us with the linear transformation T[itex]\in[/itex] L(V) such that
T(e_1) = e_1 + e_2 - e_3
T(e_2) = e_2 - 3e_3
T(e_3) = -e_1 -3e_2 -2e_3

we are ask to find the matrix of T and the basis of ker(T) and Im(T)

2. The attempt at a solution

I think I find the matrix right
where the matrix of T should be
1 0 -1
1 1 -3
-1 -3 -2

but the problem is I am not sure how can i find the ker(T) and Im(T)

Homework Statement





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The Attempt at a Solution

 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Few pointers:
o The matrix you wrote down is wrong. Look for the proper way to order the coordinates of the basis vectors.
o For Im(T): You have to find the span of vectors
o For Ker(T): You need to solve a matrix equation
 
  • #3
Deveno
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Few pointers:
o The matrix you wrote down is wrong. Look for the proper way to order the coordinates of the basis vectors.
i'm not seeing this. it looks correct to me.
o For Im(T): You have to find the span of vectors
o For Ker(T): You need to solve a matrix equation
if one uses row-reduction, one could accomplish both at the same time.
 
  • #4
Am I wrong or one should order the vectors in columns not in rows ?
Finding the span is just row-reducing the matrix ...
 
  • #5
Deveno
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Am I wrong or one should order the vectors in columns not in rows ?
Finding the span is just row-reducing the matrix ...

it appears that is what has been done.

T(e1) = e1 + e2 - e3,

that is: T((1,0,0)T) = 1(1,0,0)T + 1(0,1,0)T + (-1)(0,0,1)T

= (1,1,-1)T, which appears to be the first column of sincera4565's matrix.
 

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