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Homework Help: Row space of a transformation matrix

  1. Sep 28, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    We're given some linear transformations, and asked what the null space, column space and row space of the matrix representations tell us
    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know what information the column space and null space contain, but what does the row space of a transformation matrix tell me?
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  3. Oct 4, 2016 #2
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  4. Oct 4, 2016 #3


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    The row space is a subspace of the domain of the transformation.
    Here's a simple example.
    Let T be a linear transformation, ##T: R^3 \to R^2##, with T(x) = Ax, with x in R3 and A defined as
    ##A = \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 \end{bmatrix}##
    The row space of A is a two-dimensional subspace of R3; namely, the x-y plane. This transformation projects a vector x onto the x-y plane.
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