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3.1 Basic Concepts
Let V, W be vector spaces over a field F.
A linear transformation (or linear mapping) is a mapping T: V → W such that, for each u, v ∈ V, and for each c ∈ F, T(u + v) = T(u) + T(v), and T(cu) = cT(u).
V is called the domain of the linear transformation T: V → W.
W is called the codomain of the linear transformation T: V → W.
The identity transformation IV: V → V is defined by IV(v) = v for each v ∈ V. IV is also denoted by I.
The zero transformation 0: V → W is defined by 0(v) = 0W for each v ∈ V.
A linear operator is a linear transformation T: V → V.
Let T: V → W be a linear transformation. The following facts can ...