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⬜  Summary   Linear transformation with domain larger than its codomain, so it is guaranteed to not be injective. Happens to be onto.
⬜  Definition  A linear transformation (Definition LT).
\begin{equation*} \ltdefn{T}{\complex{5}}{\complex{3}},\quad \lteval{T}{\colvector{x_1\\x_2\\x_3\\x_4\\x_5}}= \colvector{2 x_1 + x_2 + 3 x_3 - 4 x_4 + 5 x_5\\ x_1 - 2 x_2 + 3 x_3 - 9 x_4 + 3 x_5\\ 3 x_1 + 4 x_3 - 6 x_4 + 5 x_5} \end{equation*}
⬜  Kernel  A basis for the kernel of the linear transformation (Definition KLT).
\begin{equation*} \set{\colvector{1\\-1\\-2\\0\\1},\,\colvector{-2\\-1\\3\\1\\0} } \end{equation*}
⬜  Injective?  Is the linear transformation injective (Definition ILT)? No.

Since the kernel is nontrivial Theorem KILT tells us that the linear transformation is not injective. Also, since the rank can not exceed 3, we are guaranteed to have a nullity of at least 2, just from checking dimensions of the domain and the codomain. In particular, verify that

\begin{align*} \lteval{T}{\colvector{-3\\1\\-2\\-3\\1}}&=\colvector{6\\19\\6}& \lteval{T}{\colvector{-4\\-4\\-2\\-1\\4}}&=\colvector{6\\19\\6}\text{.} \end{align*}

This demonstration that \(T\) is not injective is constructed with the observation that

\begin{align*} \colvector{-4\\-4\\-2\\-1\\4}&=\colvector{-3\\1\\-2\\-3\\1}+\colvector{-1\\-5\\0\\2\\3}\\ \end{align*}


\begin{align*} \vect{z}&=\colvector{-1\\-5\\0\\2\\3}\in\krn{T} \end{align*}

so the vector \(\vect{z}\) effectively ‚Äúdoes nothing‚ÄĚ in the evaluation of \(T\text{.}\)

⬜  Spanning Set for Range  A spanning set for the range of a linear transformation (Definition RLT) can be constructed easily by evaluating the linear transformation on a standard basis (Theorem SSRLT).
\begin{equation*} \set{\colvector{2\\1\\3},\,\colvector{1\\-2\\0},\,\colvector{3\\3\\4},\,\colvector{-4\\-9\\-6},\,\colvector{5\\3\\5}} \end{equation*}
‚¨ú¬†¬†Range¬†¬†A basis for the range of the linear transformation (Definition¬†RLT). If the linear transformation is injective, then the spanning set just constructed is guaranteed to be linearly independent (Theorem¬†ILTLI) and is therefore a basis of the range with no changes. Injective or not, this spanning set can be converted to a ‚Äúnice‚ÄĚ linearly independent spanning set by making the vectors the rows of a matrix (perhaps after using a vector representation), row-reducing, and retaining the nonzero rows (Theorem¬†BRS), and perhaps un-coordinatizing.
\begin{equation*} \set{\colvector{1\\0\\0},\,\colvector{0\\1\\0},\,\colvector{0\\0\\1} } \end{equation*}
⬜  Surjective?  Is the linear transformation surjective (Definition SLT)? Yes.

Notice that the basis for the range above is the standard basis for \(\complex{3}\text{.}\) So the range is all of \(\complex{3}\) and thus the linear transformation is surjective.

⬜  Subspace Dimensions  Subspace dimensions associated with the linear transformation (Definition ROLT, Definition NOLT). Verify Theorem RPNDD, and examine parallels with earlier results for matrices.
\begin{align*} \text{rank}&=3&\text{nullity}&=2&\text{domain}&=5 \end{align*}
⬜  Invertible?  Is the linear transformation invertible (Definition IVLT, and examine parallels with the existence of matrix inverses.)? No.

Not surjective, and the relative sizes of the domain and codomain mean the linear transformation cannot be injective. (Theorem ILTIS)

⬜  Matrix Representation  Matrix representation of the linear transformation, as described in Theorem MLTCV. (See also Example MOLT.) If \(A\) is the matrix below, then \(\lteval{T}{\vect{x}} = A\vect{x}\text{.}\) This computation may also be viewed as an application of Definition MR and Theorem FTMR from Section MR, where the bases are chosen to be the standard bases of \(\complex{m}\) (Definition SUV).
\begin{equation*} \begin{bmatrix} 2&1&3&-4&5\\ 1&-2&3&-9&3\\ 3&0&4&-6&5 \end{bmatrix} \end{equation*}