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ERIC Number: ED525999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 84
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Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-7141-7
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An Isoperimetric Inequality for Fundamental Tones of Free Plates
Chasman, Laura
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
We establish an isoperimetric inequality for the fundamental tone (first nonzero eigenvalue) of the free plate of a given area, proving the ball is maximal. Given tau greater than 0, the free plate eigenvalues omega and eigenfunctions upsilon are determined by the equation Delta Delta upsilon - tau Delta upsilon = omega upsilon together with certain natural boundary conditions. The boundary conditions are complicated but arise naturally from the plate Rayleigh quotient, which contains a Hessian squared term |D[superscript 2] upsilon|[superscript 2]. We adapt Weinberger's method from the corresponding free membrane problem, taking the fundamental modes of the unit ball as trial functions. These solutions are a linear combination of Bessel and modified Bessel functions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Language: English
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