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Vibrating Drumhead JS Model
written by Wolfgang Christian
The Vibrating Drumhead model displays the analytical wave equation solution for a thin  circular membrane with a fixed boundary. The spatial part of the analytic solution u(r,?) is expressed in polar coordinates using Bessel functions and sinusoidal functions. The complete solution to drumhead motion is a superposition (sum) of single frequency oscillatory solutions. These vibrations are known as modes and are enumerated by integers m and n where n is a positive integer that counts the number of radial nodes and m counts the number of azimuthal (angular) nodes.

The Vibrating Drumhead 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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Oscillations & Waves
- Instruments
= Resonance in Plates, Bars, Solids
- Oscillations
= Normal Modes
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- application/zip
- application/javascript
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Wolfgang Christian
Normal Modes, Oscillations, Waves
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July 24, 2017 by Bruce Mason
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