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Mass-Spring umdamped system

  1. Nov 12, 2005 #1

    I've been calculating the eigenvalues and eigenvectors for a 10 mass-spring system. If you are given some initial displacement and velocity conditions, what are the resulting oscillations?

    dot or vector product of normal nodes? superposition of normal modes? etc

    thanks if anyone can help me out
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  3. Nov 12, 2005 #2


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    10? that's enough to notice wave *propagation*, as well as the standing-waves that correspond to the normal modes.
  4. Nov 13, 2005 #3
    yeah but assuming you don't notice propagation. just need to know how you calculate the resulting oscillation

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