Electronic Proceedings of the Eighth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsHouston, Texas, November 16-19, 1995Paper C086Using Inverse Problems as Projects in a Differential Equations Course |
Jeff GrahamDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science Western Carolina University Cullowhee, NC 28723 USA Phone: (704) 227-7245 jgraham@wcu.edu list of all papers by this author |
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From data measured about x(t), determine m, b, k in the 2nd order ordinary differential equation
mx'' + bx' + kx = f(t)
subject to suitable initial conditions.
We present two approaches to this problem:
In both cases, we compare the results obtained using clean data to those results obtained using noisy data.
Keyword(s): differential equations