------ The String Plucker ------(A uniform string, fixed at both ends, is plucked)
by M. Gallant 4/96
Hold the mouse down anywhere in the upper half of the framed applet field; move the mouse around with button down to set the initial "plucked position", and release the mouse to let the vibrating string evolve in time. Click in the field at any time to interrupt the plot and start a new "run". Watch the interesting distribution of harmonics in the lower bar graph as the plucked point is moved along the string.
|String Length: 65 cm||String Linear Density: 1.6 gm/m|
|String Tension: 104 Newtons||Wave Velocity: 255 m/s|
|Fundamental Frequency: 196 Hz.||Fundamental Period: 5.1 ms|