# linear transformation to matrix

• Feb 2nd 2011, 10:25 PM
Taurus3
linear transformation to matrix
1. Let T:R2 -> R2 be the linear transformation which stretches vectors by a factor of 2 along the x-axis and reflects vectors across the x-axis. Find the matrix associated with this transformation.

2. Let T:R2 -> R2 be the linear transformation which reflects vectors through the xy-plane. Find the matrix A associated with this transformation.

Just to be clear, I don't want an answer, but can you show me some basic steps on how to start for both problems? Thanks so much.
• Feb 2nd 2011, 11:30 PM
FernandoRevilla
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Originally Posted by Taurus3
1. Let T:R2 -> R2 be the linear transformation which stretches vectors by a factor of 2 along the x-axis and reflects vectors across the x-axis. Find the matrix associated with this transformation.

$\displaystyle T(1,0)=(2,0),\;T(0,1)=(0,-1)$

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2. Let T:R2 -> R2 be the linear transformation which reflects vectors through the xy-plane. Find the matrix A associated with this transformation.

Did you mean $\displaystyle T:\mathbb{R}^3\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ ?

Fernando Revilla
• Feb 3rd 2011, 01:34 AM
Taurus3
why yes! Thank you.