# Math Help - Prove S is a linear transformation

1. ## Prove S is a linear transformation

Suppose that $T:R^n --> R^n$ is a bijection. Then T has an inverse function S (ie $S:R^n-->R^n$ such that $ToS = I_n = SoT$). If T is a linear transformation, show that S is a linear transformation also.

2. Originally Posted by wopashui
Suppose that $T:R^n --> R^n$ is a bijection. Then T has an inverse function S (ie $S:R^n-->R^n$ such that $ToS = I_n = SoT$). If T is a linear transformation, show that S is a linear transformation also.
Let $\bold{x},\bold{y}\in\mathbb{R}^n$. Since $T$ is surjective we know that $T(\bold{x}')=\bold{x},T(\bold{y}')=\bold{y}$ for some $\bold{x}',\bold{y}'\in\mathbb{R}^n$. Therefore, $T^{-1}(\bold{x}+\bold{y})=T^{-1}\left(T(\bold{x}')+T(\bold{y}')\right)$ $=T^{-1}\left(T\left(\bold{x}'+\bold{y}'\right)\right)=\ bold{x}'+\bold{y}'$. But, $T^{-1}(\bold{x})+T^{-1}(\bold{y})=\bold{x}'+\bold{y}'$. Therefore $T^{-1}$ is additive.

Also, using the same idea $T^{-1}(a\bold{x})=T^{-1}\left(aT(\bold{x}')\right)=T^{-1}\left(T(a\bold{x}')\right)=a\bold{x}'=aT(\bold{x })$