Let T: R^2 --> R^3 be defined by T(a1,a2)=(a1-a2,a1,2a1+a2) Let beta be the standard basis for R^2 and gamma={(1,1,0),(0,1,1),(2,2,3)}.

compute [T]_beta to gamma

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- July 6th 2008, 08:23 PMJCIRLinear Algebra help
Let T: R^2 --> R^3 be defined by T(a1,a2)=(a1-a2,a1,2a1+a2) Let beta be the standard basis for R^2 and gamma={(1,1,0),(0,1,1),(2,2,3)}.

compute [T]_beta to gamma

- July 7th 2008, 09:27 AMIsomorphism
"beta be the standard basis for R^2" => T(1,0) = (1,1,2) and T(0,1) = (-1,0,1)

The question essentially asks:

We want to write (a1-a2,a1,2a1+a2) as a linear combination of gamma. Let the coefficients of this linear combination be x,y,z in that order.

Then given (a1,a2) in R^2, we want to find a matrix that maps it to T(a1,a2) which is written as a linear combination of gamma.

Thus:

T(a1,a2) = (a1-a2,a1,2a1+a2) = x(1,1,0)+y(0,1,1)+z(2,2,3)

But observe that:

So:

This means,

Thus the matrix maps (a1,a2) to (x,y,z)

I will let you compute that matrix.... - July 7th 2008, 03:22 PMJhevon