Eigenvalues & eigenvectors

Eigenvalues & eigenvectors

Postby Guest » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:49 pm

Hi, as part of my engineering degree I am faced with the following problem. I was hoping someone could give me some guidance. I have a basic understanding of matrices, eigenvalues & eigenvectors.

''Write a short essay approximately 2 pages (for a first-year engineering class). Explain
the application of Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors to estimate the modes
of vibration for a structure under a disturbance such as earthquakes''

Any help will be appreciated.

Re: Eigenvalues & eigenvectors

Postby HallsofIvy » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:35 am

It looks to me like the part you need help with is NOT "mathematics" at all! What are "modes of vibration of a structure"?

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