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Chapter 3 Exercise B

1. Solution: Assume $V$ is 5-dimensional vector space with a basis $e_1$, $\cdots$, $e_5$. Define $T\in\ca L(V,V)$ by \[Te_1=e_1,Te_2=e_2,Te_3=Te_4=Te_5=0.\]Then $\mathrm{null} T=\mathrm{span}(e_3,e_4,e_5)$, hence $\dim \mathrm{null} T=3$. Similarly, $\mathrm{range} T=\mathrm{span}(e_1,e_2)$, hence $\dim…

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Chapter 3 Exercise A

1. Solution: If $T$ is linear, then \[(0,0)=T(0,0,0)=(b,0)\]by 3.11, hence $b=0$. We also have \[T(1,1,1)=T(1,1,0)+T(0,0,1),\]it is equivalent to \[(1+b,6+c)=(b-2,6)+(3+b,0)=(1+2b,6).\]Thus $6+c=6$ implies $c=0$. Conversely, if $b=c=0$, $T$ is obviously linear. See…

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