Dun, Christopher Robert
Eigenvalue problems, in their many forms, play an important role in many branches
of applied mathematics. One of the reasons for this is that eigenvalue problems
model vibrating systems, with the eigenvalue determining the frequencies of vibration.
The natural approach to the eigenvalue problem is to calculate the eigenvalues
from a knowledge of the underlying system. This is known as the forward
problem. In many important applications in physics and medicine, the details of
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