Issue No. 04 - July/August (2005 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2005.69
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.
eigenvalue, eigenvector, eigenfunction
D. P. O'Leary, "Eigenvalues: Valuable Principles," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 7, no. , pp. 68-75, 2005.