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A linear transformation is a special type of function.

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If A is a 3x5 matrix and T is a transformation defined by T(x)=Ax, then the domain of T is R3.

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If A is an mxn matrix, then the range of the transformation x-->Ax is Rm.

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Every linear transformation is a matrix transformation.

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A transformation T is linear if and only if T(c1v1+c2v2)=c1T(v1)+c2T(v2) for all v1 and v2 in the domain of T and for all scalars c1 and c2.

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A linear transformation T:Rn-->Rm is completely determined by its effect on the columns of the nxn identity matrix.

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If T:R2-->R2 rotates vectors about the origin through an angle x then T is a linear transformation.

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When two linear transformations are performed one after another, the combined effect may not always be a linear transformation.

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A mapping T: Rn-->Rm is onto if every vector x in Rn maps onto some vector in Rm.

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If A is a 3x2 matrix, then the transformation x-->Ax cannot be one-to-one.

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What can you say about the columns of A if the last column of AB is entirely zero but B itself has no columns of zero?

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If A and B are 2x2 with columns a1, a2 and b1, b2, respectively, then AB=[a1b1 a2b2].

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Each column of AB is a linear combination of the columns of B using weights from the corresponding column of A.

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AB+AC=A(B+C).

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A^T+B^T=(A+B)^T.

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The transpose of a product of matrices equals the product of their transposes in the same order.

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In order for a matrix B to be the inverse of A, both equations AB=I and BA=I must be true.

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If A and B are nxn and invertible, then A^-1*B^-1 is the inverse of AB.

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If the determinant equals zero, then A is invertible.

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If A is an invertible nxn matrix, then the equation Ax=B is consistent for each B in Rn.

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Each elementary matrix is invertible.

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If the equation Ax=0 has only the trivial solution, then A is row equivalent to the nxn identity matrix.

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If the columns of A span Rn, then the columns are linearly independent.

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If A is an nxn matrix, then the equation Ax=b has at least one solution for each b in Rn.

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If the equation Ax=0 has a nontrivial solution, then A has fewer than n pivot positions.

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If A^T is not invertible, then A is not invertible.

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Can a square matrix with two identical columns be invertible? Why or why not?

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If A is invertible then the columns of A^-1 are linearly independent. Explain why.

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If a nxn matrix K cannot be row reduced to the identity matrix, what can you say about the columns of K? Why?

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An nxn determinant is defined by determinants of (n-1)x(n-1) submatrices.

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The (i,j)-cofactor of a matrix A is the matrix Aij obtained by deleting from A its ith row and jth column.

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A row replacement operation does not affect the determinant of a matrix.

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The determinant of A is the product of the pivots in any echelon form U of A, multiplied by (-1)^r, where r is the number of row interchanges made during row reduction from A to U.

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If the columns of A are linearly dependent, the detA=0.

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Det(A+B)=detA+detB.

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A vector is any element of a vector space.

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If u is a vector in a vector space V, the (-1)u is the same as the negative of u.

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A vector space is also a subspace of itself.

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R2 is a subspace of R3.

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A subset H of a vector space V is a subspace of V if the following conditions are satisfied: (i) the zero vector of V is in H, (ii) u, v, and u+v are in H, and (iii) c is a scalar and cu is in H.

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A null space is a vector space.

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The column space of an mxn matrix is in Rm.

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The column space of A, Col(A), is the set of all solutions of Ax=b.

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The null space of A, Nul(A), is the kernel of the mapping x-->Ax.

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The range of a linear transformation is a vector space.

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The set of all solutions of a homogeneous linear differential equation is the kernel of a linear transformation.

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Every elementary row operation is reversible.

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A 5x6 matrix has sixâ€‹ rows.

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The solution set of a linear system involving variables x1,...,xn is a list of numbers (s1,...,sn) that makes each equation in the system a true statement when the values of s1,...,sn are substituted for x1,...,xn respectively.

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Two fundamental questions about a linear system involve existence andâ€‹ uniqueness.

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In some cases, a matrix may be row reduced to more than one matrix in reduced echelonâ€‹ form, using different sequences of row operations.

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The row reduction algorithm applies only to augmented matrices for a linear system.

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A basic variable in a linear system is a variable that corresponds to a pivot column in the coefficient matrix.

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Finding a parametric description of the solution set of a linear system is the same as solving the system.

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If one row in an echelon form of an augmented matrix is inconsistent, then the associated linear system is inconsistent.

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Suppose a 6x8 coefficient matrix for a system has 6 pivot columns. Is the system consistent?

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Suppose the coefficient matrix of a system of linear equations has a pivot position in every row. Explain why the system is consistent.

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A system of linear equations with fewer equations than unknowns is sometimes called an underdetermined system. Can such a system have a uniqueâ€‹ solution? Explain.

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A system of linear equations with more equations than unknowns is sometimes called an overdetermined system. Can such a system beâ€‹ consistent?

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The columns of a matrix A are linearly independent if the equation Ax=0 has the trivial solution.

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If S is a linearly dependentâ€‹ set, then each vector is a linear combination of the other vectors in S.

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The columns of any 4x5 matrix are linearly dependent.

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If x and y are linearly independent, and if {x,y,z} is linearly dependent, then z is in Span{x,y}.

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A linearly independent set in a subspace H is a basis for H.

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If a finite set S of nonzero vectors spans a vector spaceâ€‹ V, then some subset of S is a basis for V.

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A basis is a linearly independent set that is as large as possible.

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The standard method for producing a spanning set for Nul A sometimes fails to produce a basis for Nul A.

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If B is an echelon form of a matrixâ€‹ A, then the pivot columns of B form a basis for ColA.

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The set R2 is a two dimensional subspace of R3.

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The number of variables in the equation Ax=0 equals the dimension of Nul A.

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A vector space isâ€‹ infinite-dimensional if it is spanned by an infinite set.

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If dimV=n and if S spans V, then S is a basis of V.

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The only three dimensional subspace of R3 is R3 itself.

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## Study Notes

### Linear Transformations

- A linear transformation maps vectors from Rn to Rm, defined by T(x) = Ax.
- It is not accurate to assert that all linear transformations are matrix transformations; matrix transformations are a specific case.
- The properties of linearity can be tested using the equation T(c1v1 + c2v2) = c1T(v1) + c2T(v2).

### Matrix Operations and Properties

- A transformation T defined by a matrix A can only be one-to-one if no free variables exist in the equation Ax = b.
- The range of a transformation is defined by the linear combinations of the matrix's columns.
- The distributive law for matrices states that A(B+C) = AB + AC, and transposition properties include A^T + B^T = (A + B)^T.

### Invertibility and Determinants

- A matrix A is invertible only if the determinant of A is non-zero; otherwise, it is not invertible.
- The relationship between a matrix and its transpose offers crucial insight into invertibility: if A^T is not invertible, then A is not invertible.
- An elementary matrix is always invertible, and each elementary row operation corresponds to an operation that can be reversed.

### Linear Independence and Span

- A set of vectors is linearly independent if no vector can be expressed as a combination of others in the set.
- If the columns of a matrix A span Rn, they must also be linearly independent. Conversely, if they are linearly dependent, the determinant equals zero.
- The pivot positions in an echelon form of a matrix relate directly to the solution properties of systems involving that matrix.

### Subspaces and Basis

- A subspace of a vector space must contain the zero vector and be closed under vector addition and scalar multiplication.
- For a collection of vectors to serve as a basis for a vector space, they must be linearly independent and span the space.
- The null space and column space are fundamental subspaces associated with matrices.

### Systems of Equations

- The consistency of a linear system is often determined by the presence of pivot positions in the augmented matrix.
- A linear system with more equations than unknowns can be consistent but may not guarantee a unique solution.
- The nature of solutions to linear systems is connected to the concepts of basic and free variables, with basic variables corresponding to pivot positions.

### General Theorems and Concepts

- The invertible matrix theorem encapsulates essential properties of invertibility, including implications for solution existence and uniqueness.
- Cohesions between linear transformations and their algebraic representations are vital for understanding dimensions and vector spaces.
- The properties of determinants, including those derived from row operations, are essential for solving and analyzing linear equations.

### Vector Spaces

- A vector space is defined as infinite-dimensional if it can be spanned by an infinite set of vectors.
- A finite set of vectors that spans a vector space guarantees that some subset of that set constitutes a basis for the space.
- The columns of a matrix being linearly dependent arise from the matrix's inability to reduce to an identity matrix during row reduction processes.

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