## linear map

<*mathematics*> (Or "linear transformation") A function from a
vector space to a vector space which respects the additive
and multiplicative structures of the two: that is, for any
two vectors, u, v, in the source vector space and any
scalar, k, in the field over which it is a vector space, a
linear map f satisfies f(u+kv) = f(u) + kf(v).

Last updated: 1996-09-30

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