Loaded String

Loaded String 1.5

Demonstrates standing waves on a vibrating string
1.5 (See all)

This java applet is a simulation that demonstrates standing waves on a vibrating string (a loaded string, to be precise).
To set the string in motion, click "Center Pluck" or "Fundamental", or click on the string.

Below the string, you will see a graph showing each normal mode's contribution to the string's vibration. There are two sets of bars; on top are the magnitude bars, which shows the amplitude of each normal mode. These bars can be adjusted with the mouse, or you could double-click on one to isolate a particular mode.

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