The Vibrating String Program:
- Designed to simulate a physical system that can be realized in the lab — a vibrating string (a slinky will also do).
- A set of points along the string are selected with mouse clicks and dragged up or down to pluck the string.
- Sliders allow the string tension, mass per unit length, and transverse velocity to be specified at each selected point.
- Intermediate values are interpolated.