The present paper discusses a linearization method for second order multidimensional time-invariant systems. The method approximates locally the nonlinear vector field around the equilibrium, where the solution starting from a given initial state near the equilibrium is approximated by a linear solution. This linearization is usually called local trajectory-based linearization. The approximation is computed using an iterative method, which consists of successive approximations in the least square sense, Using a numerical example, it is shown that the linearized solutions exhibit good agreement with the nonlinear solutions.
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