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Classroom Tips and Techniques: An Undamped Coupled Oscillator

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: Maplesoft AuthorDr. Robert Lopez
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Even for just three degrees of freedom, an undamped coupled oscillator modeled by the ODE system M ü + K u = 0 is difficult to solve analytically because, ultimately, a cubic characteristic equation has to be solve exactly. Instead, we simultaneously diagonalize M and K, the mass and stiffness matrices, thereby uncoupling the equations, and obtaining an explicit solution.

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Publish Date: January 10, 2012
Created In: Maple 15
Language: English

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