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PDE

PDE

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SOLUTION OF THE PDE

2 y 2 y T 2  2 x t .

This is the wave equation which was derived earlier. Let u describe the displacement of a stretched string from equilibrium and c is a number that corresponds to the velocity of the wave. The wave equation is an equation for an unknown function u(t, x) of the form

In our case, c2=T/µ. The Cauchy problem for this equation consists in prescribing the initial displacement and velocity of a string or other medium:

where f and g are arbitrary given functions. The solution of this problem is given by DAlembert's formula:

This formula implies that the solution at (t,x) depends only upon the data on the segment of the initial line that is cut out by the characteristic curves that are drawn backwards from that point.

. x – original length. (2) where A – cross-sectional area of the string. From (1) and (2).RELATION BETWEEN TENSION AND YOUNG’S MODULUS  2 y F  T 2 x x (1) where F is the net force. T and Y can be related. ∆x – change in length. Y – young’s modulus.

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