# Infinite Dimensional Vector Spaces and Linear Operators

• Mar 8th 2011, 11:36 PM
I-Think
Infinite Dimensional Vector Spaces and Linear Operators
Give a example where V is an infinite dimensional vector space , $T_1, T_2$are linear operators on V and $T_1T_2$ (a composition) is a bijection but T_1 and T_2 are not bijections
• Mar 9th 2011, 12:07 AM
Drexel28
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Originally Posted by I-Think
Give a example where V is an infinite dimensional vector space , $T_1, T_2$are linear operators on V and $T_1T_2$ (a composition) is a bijection but T_1 and T_2 are not bijections

Think of the space $\mathbb{R}[x]$ and don't think too hard about the mappings...do what's natural.
• Mar 9th 2011, 12:30 AM
I-Think
What is the space R[x]?
• Mar 9th 2011, 01:10 AM
FernandoRevilla
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Originally Posted by I-Think
What is the space R[x]?

The real vector space whose elements are the polynomials with real coefficients on the unknown $x$ considering the standard operation sum an product by a real number.
• Mar 9th 2011, 03:28 AM
tonio
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Originally Posted by I-Think
Give a example where V is an infinite dimensional vector space , $T_1, T_2$are linear operators on V and $T_1T_2$ (a composition) is a bijection but T_1 and T_2 are not bijections

Take $V:=\{\,\{x_n\}_{n=1}^\infty\;;\;x_n\in\mathbb{R}\, \,\forall n\in\mathbb{N}\} =$ the vector space of all

real sequences with coordinatewise addition and multiplication by scalar, and take

$T_2(\{x_n\}):=\{0,x_1,x_2,\ldots\}\,,\,\,T_1(\{x_n \}):=\{x_2,x_3,\ldots\}$ , and prove these two do the trick.

Tonio