eigenfunction


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ei·gen·func·tion

(ī'gĕn-fŭngk-chŏn),
A solution of a differentiated equation that has solutions only for particular values of some parameters. Compare: eigenvalue.
[Ger. eigen, particular, peculiar to]
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We then develop the wave function, [psi], of this system with the eigenfunction [[psi].
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Solutions to (1) completely characterize membrane motions since the eigenfunctions form a complete orthonormal basis for the space of membrane vibrations.
i] and other parameters are known constants depending on the characteristics of a specific VSP, meaning the eigenfunction of the VSP's SWC is also a char acteristic function, like H~Q and [eta]~Q functions, representing the VSP's performance.
1] is simple and isolated and all eigenfunctions corresponding to [[lambda].
Note that different eigenvalues can have the same eigenfunction as the eigenfunctions do not depend on l.
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ti] within the ith discontinuity can be expanded over the modal eigenfunction basis that satisfies the boundary conditions.
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