In this lesson, you will learn how to decouple linear systems with constant coefficients, which is a new method of solving these systems. By introducing new variables and changing the language used to express the system, you can decouple the system into two separate equations that can be solved separately. This method can provide new insights into the physical process being described by the system, as well as simplify the process of finding a solution.
Decoupling Linear Systems with Constant Coefficients -- Lecture 30. Learn how to decouple systems, which leads to a completely new thinking about them.
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