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ERIC Number: EJ914755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
A Tale of Two Masses
Bryan, Kurt
PRIMUS, v21 n2 p149-162 2011
This article presents an application of standard undergraduate ODE techniques to a modern engineering problem, that of using a tuned mass damper to control the vibration of a skyscraper. This material can be used in any ODE course in which the students have been familiarized with basic spring-mass models, resonance, and linear systems of ODEs. Indeed, the problem can be used to motivate why one cares about spring-mass models, or numerical solutions to ODEs. Many suggested problems are included; most require the use of a symbolic and numerical ODE solver with graphical capabilities. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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