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Theory of Vibration and Normal Modes

  1. Oct 15, 2008 #1

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    I'm looking for an in depth and comprehensive treatment of the theory of normal modes; any suggestions?
     
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  3. Oct 16, 2008 #2
    "Vibrations and Waves" by French, or the section in Marion and Thornton. If French is not what you're looking for, it has a good bibliography so check that out.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2008 #3
    French is a good basic introduction, but doesn't cover matrix methiods. For that supplement with the chapters on oscillations in Symon or Goldstein.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2008 #4

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    French looks good, thanks.
     
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