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Lisa's question at Yahoo! Answers (Matrix of a linear map)

Fernando Revilla

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Jan 29, 2012
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Here is the question:

Let V be the space spanned by the two functions cos(t) and sin(t). Find the matrix A of the linear transformation T(f(t)) = f''(t)+3f'(t)+4f(t) from V into itself with respect to the basis {cos(t),sin(t)}.
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Fernando Revilla

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Jan 29, 2012
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Re: Lisa 's question at Yahoo! Answers (Matrix of a linear map)

Hello Lisa, we have: $$T(\cos t)=(\cos t)''+3(\cos t)'+4\cos t=-\cos t-3\sin t+4\cos t=3\cos t-3\sin t\\T(\sin t)=(\sin t)''+3(\sin t)'+4\sin t=-\sin t+3\cos t+4\sin t=3\cos t+3\sin t$$ Transposing coefficients: $$A=\begin{bmatrix}{3}&{3}\\{-3}&{3}\end{bmatrix}$$
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