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Animated Pulses in Mathematica

On this page are links to animated gifs made from Mathematica animations. Check out the Mathematica notebooks and make your own!

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

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

Try to predict what will happen!

  1. Triangle pulse on string with free end.
  2. Triangle pulse on string with fixed end.
  3. Triangle pulses on string, mirror images.
  4. Triangle pulses on string, inverted mirror images.

These last two are big files (almost 400KB)!

  1. Continuous waves intersecting, forming standing waves.
  2. Continuous waves intersecting, forming standing waves (initially inverted).

Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.
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Last modified: 12:52 pm, April 03, 2003.
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