Homework Help: Linear Transformations Problem

1. Nov 29, 2007

RandR

Hello,
Can someone help me with this problem? Thanks in advance
Let T be a linear transformation such that T (v) = kv for v in R^n.
Find the standard matrix for T.

2. Nov 29, 2007

RandR

Hello,
Can someone help me with this problem? Thanks in advance
Let T be a linear transformation such that T (v) = kv for v in R^n.
Find the standard matrix for T.

3. Nov 29, 2007

robphy

Do you know what an eigenvector is?

4. Nov 29, 2007

Dick

Pick the usual basis in R^n, evaluate T on those basis vectors. The results are the column vectors of the matrix of T. What does it look like?

5. Nov 29, 2007

HallsofIvy

Cute (and almost trivial) problem!