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SIAM Chapter Seminar

Robert Simione
Carnegie Mellon University (Mathematics)
Title: Introduction to Kinematics from a Linear Algebra Perspective

Abstract: The goal of this talk is to show how useful linear algebra is for describing motion in space. The talk will start deriving conservation of energy from Newton's second law of motion. Then time permitting other topics may include the frequency of small vibrations, stability of steady-states, the geometry of dissipative equations, the motion of rigid bodies, the kinematics of fluid flow, Gershgorin's Circle Theorem, or other topics. The talk is largely based on material from Peter Lax's "Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Second Edition" in Chapter 11, "Kinematics and Dynamics".

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time: 5:40 pm
Location: Wean Hall 8220
Submitted by:  Matteo Rinaldi