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Phase reversal at fixed boundary

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  • Subject: [mg106999] Phase reversal at fixed boundary
  • From: Jon Joseph <josco.jon at>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 05:56:53 -0500 (EST)

All: I would like to simulate a wave pulse on a string. The end of the 
string is fixed to a wall so when the pulse hits the wall I have perfect 
reflection with a phase reversal. The following code is an attempt and 
if I could figure out how to put the two animations together I would 
just about have it. Any suggestions?

Animate[Show[Graphics[Rectangle[{9.5,-1},{10,1}]],Plot[PDF[NormalDistribution[t,.5],x],{x, -4,9.5}, PlotRange->{{-4,10}, {-1,1}}]], {t, 0, 10}]

Animate[Show[Graphics[Rectangle[{9.5,-1},{10,1}]],Plot[-PDF[NormalDistribution[10-t,.5],x],{x, 9.5,-4}, PlotRange->{{-4,10}, {-1,1}}]], {t, 0, 10}]

Thanks in advance. Jon=

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