Mathematica Animations Showing Combinations of Normal Modes

David Slavsky of Loyola University Chicago wrote the following Mathematica notebook as a computer supplement to our PDE introduction. It illustrates an animation of a waving string showing a single normal mode, the sum of two normal modes, and an initial shape that doesn't look at all related to simple normal modes.

Dr. Slavsky generously gave us permission to post this file on our Web site for users of our book or our Exercises.

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