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# conductor of a vector

Let $k$ be a field, $V$ a vector space, $T:V\to V$ a linear transformation, and $W$ a $T$-invariant subspace of $V$. Let $x\in V$. The *$T$-conductor* of $x$ *in* $W$ is the set $S_{T}(x,W)$ containing all polynomials $g\in k[X]$ such that $g(T)x\in W$. It happens to be that this set is an ideal of the polynomial ring. We also use the term $T$-conductor of $x$ in $W$ to refer to the generator of such ideal.

In the special case $W=\{0\}$, the $T$-conductor is called *$T$-annihilator* of $x$.
Another way to define the $T$-conductor of $x$ in $W$ is by saying that it is a monic polynomial $p$ of lowest degree such that $p(T)x\in W$. Of course this polynomial happens to be unique. So the $T$-annihilator of $x$ is the monic polynomial $m_{x}$ of lowest degree such that $m_{x}(T)x=0$.

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