
29 Nov 2005  Lyapunov equations; plans for next semester 
22 Nov 2005  Viscous damping and optimal energy 
15 Nov 2005  Viscous damping and optimal energy 
8 Nov 2005  Viscous damping and optimal energy 
1 Nov 2005  Measuring damping from string data; experiment 
25 Oct 2005  Harmonics with optimal touch 
18 Oct 2005  Eigenvalues of wave operators 
11 Oct 2005  Eigenvalues of wave operators; wave experiment  Spider webs = networks of vibrating strings 
4 Oct 2005  Separation of variables for the wave equation Computing eigenvalues with spectral methods  cheb01.m (from Trefethen's cheb.m)  makeAconst.m 
27 Sep 2005  Spectral methods for differential equations Lloyd N. Trefethen, Spectral Methods in MATLAB, SIAM, Philadelphia, 2000 
20 Sep 2005  Finite difference solution of differential equations 
13 Sep 2005  Strings in equilibrium and their perturbation Reading: Antman: Section II.8. 
6 Sep 2005  Constituitive law; existence of straight equilibrium state Reading: Antman: end of Section II.2, Section II.6 
30 Aug 2005  Rigorous mathematical models of elastic strings Reading: Sections II.1, II.2 of Stuart S. Antman, Nonlinear Problems of Elasticity, Springer, New York, 1995. 
23 Aug 2005  VIGRE Information Fair 