Mathematica 9 is now available
Student Support Forum
Student Support Forum: 'Wave Function Help' topicStudent Support Forum > General > "Wave Function Help"

Help | Reply To Topic
Author Comment/Response
09/17/09 2:47pm

I'm trying to solve this problem in mathemtica:

You can use Mathematica to explore solutions to the wave equation, utt = c2 uxx.

1. Use DSolve to compute the general solution and interpret the result of the wave equation.

2. Consider an infinitely long string with initial position
b = (b |x|/a for x < a
0 for x > a"

and initial velocity Psi(x)=0.
Use yor solution from 1 to construct a series of pictures showing how the wave travels down the string (you
will need to . This will depend on the relationship between 0,

URL: ,
Help | Reply To Topic