# Example comparing bilinear to linear maps

These examples are supposed to demonstrate some differences between linear maps and bilinear maps

## Addition is a linear map

Here we will show that addition, given by:
Take [ilmath]T:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R} [/ilmath] with $T(x)=x+x$
is a linear map

To be a linear map $T(ax+by)=aT(x)+bT(y)$, so take:

$T(ax+by)=ax+by+ax+by=a(x+x)+b(y+y)=aT(x)+bT(y)$ as required.

Given the field was [ilmath]\mathbb{R} [/ilmath] we could have used the number $2$ of course. However this proof works for any field.

Thus addition is a linear map.