On this page are links to animated gifs made from Mathematica animations. Check out the Mathematica notebook (version 7) and make your own!

Clicking on a link will start the animation on its own page.

- Half-cycle pulses, both "upright". Notice how the slope in the center is always zero.
- Upright gaussian pulses and wider ones.
- Half-cycle pulses, one "upright" and the other inverted. Notice that the center point always stays at zero.
- Inverted gaussian pulses and wider ones.
- Full-cycle pulses, mirror images. Notice how the slope in the center is always zero.
- Full-cycle pulses, inverted mirror images. Notice that the center point always stays at zero.

Try to predict what will happen!

- Triangle pulse on string with free end.
- Triangle pulse on string with fixed end.
- Triangle pulses on string, mirror images.
- Triangle pulses on string, inverted mirror images.

These last two are 400KB files.

- Continuous waves intersecting, forming standing waves.
- Continuous waves intersecting, forming standing waves (initially inverted).

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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