Transformations on tensor spaces

Roy Westwick
1967 Pacific Journal of Mathematics  
In this paper we consider those linear transformations from one tensor product of vector spaces to another which carry nonzero decomposable tensors into nonzero decomposable tensors. We obtain a general decomposition theorem for such transformations. If we suppose further that the transformation maps the space into itself then we have a complete structure theorem in the following two cases: (1) the transformation is onto, and (2) the field is algebraically closed and the tensor space is a
more » ... or space is a product of finite dimensional vector spaces. The main results are contained in Theorems 3.5 and 3.8 which state that the transformation T: U x ® IΛ ® Ui are nonsingular and π is a permutation. Case (2) generalizes a theorem of Marcus and Moyls.
doi:10.2140/pjm.1967.23.613 fatcat:ujdanrayjren7owq4jkoxhmdy4