# some computation error for Matrix representation with respect to B'

• Dec 16th 2012, 07:03 PM
ohYeah
some computation error for Matrix representation with respect to B'
Please some one Help me, I have no idea what to do on part (b) where its asking to find the matrix representation with respect to B'

Here is the original Question
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here is the work i did
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but when i did the check in step d i found out that my work is wrong

• Dec 16th 2012, 08:30 PM
Deveno
Re: some computation error for Matrix representation with respect to B'
suppose we want to find out how T transforms vectors in B'-coordinates.

well, all we know at the moment, is what T does to B-coordinates (the standard ones).

but whatever [T]B' is, we know that the first column of [T]B' is:

[T]B'[b1]B'.

so let's find [T(b1)]B = [T]B[b1]B, and then figure out how to express this in B'-coordinates.

in B-coordinates, b1 is (1,1,1). and T(1,1,1) = (5,7,5). since this is 5(1,1,1) + 2(1,1,0) - 2(1,0,0), in B'-coordinates, this is [5,2,-2]B'.

ok, now let's do the same with the 2nd B' basis vector (1,1,0). computing T(1,1,0) = (4,5,1) = 1(1,1,1) + 4(1,1,0) - 1(1,0,0), so this is [1,4,-1]B'.

finally, we have T(0,0,1) = (1,2,4) = 4(1,1,1) - 2(1,1,0) - 1(1,0,0), so this is [4,-2,-1]B'.

therefore, it would seem that [T]B' =

$\displaystyle \begin{bmatrix}5&1&4\\2&4&-2\\-2&-1&-1 \end{bmatrix}$.

well, let's see if this checks out.

we should have [T]B' = P-1[T]BP, where:

$\displaystyle P = \begin{bmatrix}1&1&1\\1&1&0\\1&0&0 \end{bmatrix}$

now [T]BP =

$\displaystyle \begin{bmatrix}5&4&1\\7&5&2\\5&1&4 \end{bmatrix}$

(these numbers should look familiar, they are the images of the B'-basis under T in the standard basis).

and P-1[T]BP =

$\displaystyle \begin{bmatrix}0&0&1\\0&1&-1\\1&-1&0 \end{bmatrix} \begin{bmatrix}5&4&1\\7&5&2\\5&1&4 \end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix}5&1&4\\2&4&-2\\-2&-1&-1 \end{bmatrix}$

i have NO idea what you are doing with the row-reduction in part (b).
• Dec 16th 2012, 09:17 PM
ohYeah
Re: some computation error for Matrix representation with respect to B'
Thank you so much, I have basically learned this lesson completely for your detailed worked out solution, and I was able to solve the rest of questions on the lesson, apparently I have a complete misunderstanding
again thank you sooooo much for the work put it in this solution