Publisher description for Mechanical vibration analysis and computation / D.E. Newland.
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Focusing on applications rather than proofs, this volume is suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students and serves as a guide to vibration calculations. An introductory chapter is succeeded by explorations of frequency response of linear systems, matrix analysis, natural frequencies and mode shapes, singular and defective matrices, and numerical methods for modal analysis. Additional topics include response functions and their applications, discrete response calculations, systems with symmetric matrices, continuous systems, and parametric and nonlinear effects. The text is supplemented by extensive appendices and answers to selected problems. 1989 ed. 128 figures.
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