When I first met matrix, I was totally confused. After learning LAFF and 3blue1brown course, and I finally have more confidence with Matrix.
Linear transformation in LAFF
$$ L(\alpha x) = \alpha L(x) $$ $$L(x+y)=L(x) + L(y)$$
or(iff) $$L(\alpha u+ \beta v) = \alpha L(u) + \beta L(v)$$
Linear transformation in 3blue1brown Course
after linear transformation(intuitive animations):
- Origin remain fixed.
- Lines remain lines.
- Grid lines remain parallel and evenly spaced.
Every column of a matrix is a transformation of its basis vector, combine the effects of all the columns(transformations of all basis vectors), that is the transformation effect of the whole matrix.
Timmy is a great tool, that allow us to manipulate linear transformation intuitively and instantly.