Algebra pp 227-296 | Cite as

Linear algebra: The module of morphisms

  • L. E. Sigler
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


In this chapter we continue our development of linear algebra. We study the module of morphisms, the module made from collecting together all the morphisms from one module to another. The coordinate morphism provides the tie between the module of morphisms and the module of m by n matrices. The collective structure of the module of morphisms is further extended through composition to produce the algebra of endomorphisms and the corresponding algebra of square matrices. Through the use of the matrix of a morphism and the coordinates of a vector we calculate the images of morphisms in the traditional way.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. E. Sigler
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBucknell UniversityLewisburgUSA

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