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Normal Modes: Standing Waves on a String

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VERN HART. Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

The above figure shows the first four modes which can be generated on a string clamped at both ends. Each waveform represents a different wave on the same string; which is 10 m long, of uniform density, and is not allowed to oscillate at the endpoints. Assume the amplitude of each wave is the same.