Transformations in R2



Move the blue points to see the effects of a linear transformation in R^2. e_1' and e_2' = where the standard basis vectors e_1 and e_2 are transformed. The matrix of the transformation will have columns e_1' and e_2'. OLD = the point you want to transform. The new point is NEW = T(OLD). The red arrows show that we move along e_1' and e_2' distances corresponding to the x- and y-coordinates of OLD. A, B, C, D = four points that determine a quadrilateral; move them around to see how the transformation changes its shape (transformed points A', B', C', D' form a new quadrilateral).