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Properties of linear transformation, did my professor make an error?

  1. Dec 2, 2005 #1
    Hello everyone, i'm studying an example my professor did, and it isn't making sense to me... here is the orignal matrix:
    THe oringal matrix is:
    T = [3s-t]
    he wants to determine if the following trnasformation is Linear.
    Here is what he wrote on the board:

    Why does he say:

    then when he finally proves that is passes the 2nd test of linear transformations, he writes:


    when right up there he has s2 on the bottom, did he to say:
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  3. Dec 2, 2005 #2


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    That's just a typo ofcourse. The whole subscript thing is also redundant, that's probably why he confused s2 and t1. s2 and t1 are both referred to as the second component of the vector.
  4. Dec 2, 2005 #3
    So is it suppose to be:
    I don't want to miss it on the exam, because this was the pratice exam
  5. Dec 2, 2005 #4


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    In the example you attached, replace each occurence of t1 with s2.

    The result would then be,

    \alpha s_1 \\
    \alpha s_2 \\
    \alpha T
    s_1 \\
    s_2 \\
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