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6537, . . 2 times the small-amplitude oscillation frequency of a mathematical pendulum of length l. 88) . 14. 70), we obtain the general solution of the initial value problem for the hanging string as ∞ R Fk eiωk t Wk (x) w(x, t) = k=1 ∞ = (Ck cos ωk t + Sk sin ωk t)J0 k=1 2ωk l−x g . 90) l/g)δj k , where J1 (·) is the Bessel function of order one, and δj k is the Kronecker delta symbol. 2, we shall see that the eigenfunctions of a large class of eigenvalue problems are always orthogonal in an appropriate sense.

It may be noted that the modal vector for this problem is given by (U (x), Y )T . 117)). 119) also involves the circular frequency ω. 119) 1 0 ωl ωl EAω KMω2 sin cos + 2 K − Mω c c c ωl ωl EAω KMω2 cos sin − 2 K − Mω c c c C S = 0. 121) must vanish, which yields the characteristic equation tan EA(K − Mω2 ) ωl − = 0. c cωMK This transcendental equation yields infinitely many circular eigenfrequencies ωk , k = 1, 2, . . , ∞. 117), the eigenvectors are obtained as Uk (x) Yk = sin ωk x c K sin(ωk l/c) −Mωk2 + K , k = 1, 2, .

0 ≤ t ≤ l/v. Once the force leaves the string, the string undergoes free vibrations. 165) at tf = l/v. Thus, w(x, tf+ ) = w(x, tf− ) ⇒ pj (tf+ ) = pj (tf− ) w,t (x, tf+ ) = w,t (x, tf− ) and p˙ j (tf+ ) = p˙ j (tf− ), and j = 1, 2, . . 166) where, for t ≥ tf , pj (t) = Cj cos ωj t + Sj sin ωj t with Cj and Sj as arbitrary constants. 167) where t ≥ tf . 25c. 161). 161) as pj (t) = − 2F sin ωj t − tωj cos ωj t . 156) as w(x, t) = − Fl T π2 ∞ j =1 1 jπx . 25 For t ≥ tf , we get, following the procedure discussed above, the free response of the string as w(x, t) = Fl Tπ ∞ j =1 1 jπx cos ωj t sin .