How to calculate the vibration of an inhomogeneous string using MATLAB programs Documents

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How to calculate the vibration of an inhomogeneous string using MATLAB programs 

written by George Rawitscher

This paper presents a solution to the dynamics of a vibrating inhomogeneous string by the method of separation of variables in x and t. The solution consists in transforming the differential equation in x into an integral equation, which is subsequently solved by means of a spectral method. As an extension of a paper in the  American Journal of Physics, this material describes and makes available the MATLAB programs required for the spectral calculations.

Published July 30, 2011
Last Modified July 30, 2011

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MATLAB Functions 

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Published July 30, 2011
Last Modified July 30, 2011