On the dynamics of strings

L.J.F. Broer

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In order to elucidate some points in the linearised theory of waves on a string the exact equations for flexible strings have been investigated, both for inextensible and elastic strings. In the latter case the equations turn out to be hyperbolic and quasi-linear. It is shown that the characteristics connected with transverse waves are exceptional.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Engineering Mathematics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1970


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