Let L: V -> W be a linear transformation and let S = {v1, ... vn} be a set of vectors in V. Prove that if T = {L(v1), ... L(vn)} is linearly independent, then so is S. What can we say about the converse?

So I gave the problem a try. Not sure if I got it right or if I did it backwards! Having trouble with the converse though, so feedback is greatly appreciated!

Let's say L is one to one.

Let a1L(v1) + ... + anL(vn) = 0w where a1, ... an are real numbers

L(a1v1 + ... + anvn) = 0w = L(0v)

Since L is one to one we conclude that a1v1 + ... + anvn = 0v

This would imply that S is linearly independent because a1, ... an = 0.

I'm not sure how I'd start with the converse. That would be that S is linearly independent so then T would be linearly independent. I got stuck there. Thanks guys!