
wave equation [solved]
A string is stretched to a tension T and its ends x = 0 and x = L are
attached to rings of mass M which are free to slide on parallel smooth
wires which are perpendicular to the string. Show that the transverse
displacement must satisfy the conditions
My_tt = Ty_x at x = 0 and My_tt = −Ty_x at x = L,
and that the normal frequencies are the numbers w/2pi, where
cot(wl/c) = T/2Mwc ((Mwc/T)^2  1)
I have spent a good few hours going over this and I cant seem to get it right!
using sepeation of variables I have that y(x,t) = sin npix/l(cos(npict/l) + sin(npict/l)
but then when I differentiate these and put them in for the initial conditions I cant seem to get anywhere!
many thanks