dual linear map

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The operation $V \mapsto V^*$ of forming dual vector spaces extends to a contravariant functor.

The **dual linear map** or **transpose map** of a linear map $A\colon V\to W$, is the linear map $A^* = A^T\colon W^*\to V^*$, given by

$\langle{A^*(w), v}\rangle = \langle{w, A(v)}\rangle$

for all $w$ in $W^*$ and $v$ in $V$.

This functor is, of course, the representable functor represented by $K$ as a vector space over itself (a line).

This construction is the notion of dual morphism applied in the monoidal category Vect with its tensor product monoidal structure.

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