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Issue No.04 - July/August (2005 vol.7)
pp: 68-75
ABSTRACT
In this homework assignment, we'll study eigenvalue problems arising from partial differential equations. Eigenvalues help us solve differential equations analytically, but they also provide valuable information about a physical system's behavior. Specifically, we'll focus on eigenvalue properties and use them to design a drum with a particular fundamental frequency of vibration.
INDEX TERMS
eigenvalue, eigenvector, eigenfunction
CITATION
Dianne P. O'Leary, "Eigenvalues: Valuable Principles", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.7, no. 4, pp. 68-75, July/August 2005, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2005.69
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