Balakumar Balachandran is a Minta Martin Professor of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has authored and co-authored many books, chapters, and journal articles related to the dynamics of vibrations, and he has several patents to his credit. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Edward B. Magrab is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has extensive experience in analytical and experimental analysis of vibrations and acoustics, serving as an engineering consultant to over twenty companies and authoring or co-authoring a number of books on vibrations, noise control, instrumentation, integrated product design, MATLAB, and Mathematica. He is a Life Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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