ERIC Number: EJ938112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
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Using a Gradient Vector to Find Multiple Periodic Oscillations in Suspension Bridge Models
Humphreys, L. D.; McKenna, P. J.
College Mathematics Journal, v36 n1 p16-26 Jan 2005
This paper describes how the method of steepest descent can be used to find periodic solutions of differential equations. Applications to two suspension bridge models are discussed, and the method is used to find non-obvious large-amplitude solutions.
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Equations (Mathematics), Physics, Problem Solving
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Education Level: Higher Education
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