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How do we find the normal modes and resonant frequencies without making a clever guess? Well, you can get a more complete explanation in an upper-level mechanics course, but the gist of the trick involves a little linear algebra. The idea is the same for any number of coupled oscillators, but let us stick to our example of two oscillators.

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8-2014

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normal mode, linear algebra, chapter 3, three

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Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics

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Version 8.2

Chapter 3

03 How To Find Normal Modes

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