Decoupling Linear Systems with Constant Coefficients

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Decoupling Linear Systems with Constant Coefficients -- Lecture 30. Learn how to decouple systems, which leads to a completely new thinking about them.

Arthur Mattuck, 18.03 Differential Equations, Spring 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed November 29, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.
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  • What does it mean for a system to be decoupled?
  • What is the advantage to decoupling a system?
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    Discussions in this lecture are on homogeneous systems of differential equations. Variables are changed and systems are decoupled in this video. One of the more intriguing lectures in a while in this series, this video brings up some very cool ideas. Also, some example problems are done.