# Distortion of Gaussian pulse

**1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data**

In a string with both ends fixed, a gaussian pulse in the form ψ=Ae

^{-aw}

^{2}where w=z-vt and v is its velocity is propagating. We are asked to find:

a) The transverse velocity for every following moment.

b) The maximum transverse velocity.

c) To check if there is distortion in the shape of the string as it propagates.

**2. Relevant equations**

**3. The attempt at a solution**

I’ve solved a and b but i have no idea how to check for the distortion. I think this depends on the string and our approximation as to if it is continuous or not.

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