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Vibrating Plate JS Model
written by Wolfgang Christian
The Vibrating Plate JavaScript Model displays the analytical wave equation solution for a thin  two-dimensional plate with width and length (a,b) and with a fixed boundary. The spatial part of the analytic solution u(x,y) is expressed in rectangular coordinates using sinusoidal functions. These single frequency solutions are known as modes and are described by positive integers m and n that count the number of nodes in the x- and y-direction, respectively.

The Vibrating Plate JavaScript Model was developed using version 5 of the Easy Java Simulations (EJS 5) modeling tool. Although EJS is a Java program, EJS 5 creates stand alone JavaScript programs that run in almost any browser.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
1 source code document is available
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Mathematical Tools
- Series and Functions
= Bessel Functions
Oscillations & Waves
- Instruments
= Resonance in Plates, Bars, Solids
- Oscillations
= Normal Modes
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/zip
- application/javascript
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Wolfgang Christian
Oscillations, Waves
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Metadata instance created September 13, 2016 by Wolfgang Christian
Record Updated:
October 28, 2023 by Wolfgang Christian
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September 10, 2016
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W. Christian, Computer Program VIBRATING PLATE JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2016), WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14075&DocID=4511).
W. Christian, Computer Program VIBRATING PLATE JS MODEL, Version 1.0 (2016), <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14075&DocID=4511>.
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Christian, W. (2016). Vibrating Plate JS Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14075&DocID=4511
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Christian, Wolfgang. "Vibrating Plate JS Model." Version 1.0. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14075&DocID=4511 (accessed 24 June 2024).
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Christian, Wolfgang. Vibrating Plate JS Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2016. Java 1.5. 24 June 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=14075&DocID=4511>.
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