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4 The magnitude of the point admittance of a taut string, measured at a point one fifth of its length from one end (full curve). The damping is assumed to give a Q value of 10. The admittance maxima associated with excitation of the normal modes occur at integral values of the normalized frequency w/w1. 5 and a zero at normalized frequency 5, so that mode 5 is completely unexcited. The broken curves show the contributions of individual modes, which tend to subtract rather than add because of phase differences.
We recognize that only one of these cases is really of interest in the biological situation, that of a bar that is clamped at one end where it grows out of the biological substrate and free at the remote end. We shall consider later the possibility of incomplete clamping. If we apply the conditions for a bar of length / clamped at x = 0 and free at x = I, then a certain amount of algebra leads to the normal mode functions (eigenfunctions) in the form where Nn is a normalizing factor and the eigenvalues kn are the solutions of the equation The function coshkl is always greater than unity, and increases as kl increases.
3(b). The phase of the velocity response has a similar variation but, because v = jwc and j - elia2, we find that . This means that the velocity is exactly in phase with the external force at the resonance frequency The variation in phase for the velocity response is shown in Fig. 4(b). 5 Logarithmic plot of (a) the displacement response and (b) the velocity response, for a simple oscillator, with natural frequency w0 and Q value as shown, to an exciting force of frequency w. Note the straight dotted lines of the skeleton that show the asymptotic response for w well away from w0,,.