Invertible Matrix Corresponds with Change of Basis

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Let $R$ be a commutative ring with unity.

Let $G$ be an $n$-dimensional unitary $R$-module.

Let $\sequence {a_n}$ be an ordered basis of $G$.

Let $\mathbf P = \sqbrk \alpha_n$ be a square matrix of order $n$ over $R$.

Let $\ds \forall j \in \closedint 1 n: b_j = \sum_{i \mathop = 1}^n \alpha_{i j} a_i$.

Then $\sequence {b_n}$ is an ordered basis of $G$ if and only if $\mathbf P$ is invertible.


From Change of Basis is Invertible, if $\sequence {b_n}$ is an ordered basis of $G$ then $\mathbf P$ is invertible.

Now let $\mathbf P$ be invertible.

Then by the corollary to Set of Linear Transformations is Isomorphic to Matrix Space, there is an automorphism $u$ of $G$ which satisfies $\mathbf P = \sqbrk {u; \sequence {a_n} }$.

Therefore, as $\forall j \in \closedint 1 n: b_j = \map u {a_j}$, it follows that $\sequence {b_n}$ is also an ordered basis of $G$.