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1. As we learned in the lecture, a continuous systems is an extension of multi-degree of freedom system when the number of DOF increases to infinity. In this exercise, you will develop a system of large degrees of freedom that mimics the behavior of a continuous string under vibration. To create this model, we are assuming that each element of the string can be modeled by a tiny mass, and it is attached to the neighboring elements by a rigid massless bar, as shown in the figure. 

For our example, we assume that the string has a total length of L = 10 m, total mass of M = 3 kg, and is under a constant tension of P = 100 N. Also, consider that the string was horizontal at t = 0 but the element on the middle, element (n + 1)/2th, is given a sudden vertical velocity of 1 m/s (for simplicity, assume n is always an odd number). 

(a) Using the discrete model show in the figure above, find out the equivalent value for mi , and the the stiffness force fi−1 and fi+1 on each element as functions of x and i. 

(b) Write the equation of motion for each element. Assume that element i is attached with a rigid massless bar with tension of P to elements i − 1 and i + 1. So, fi−1 and f1+1 should be functions of position of neighboring elements. Rearrange the equations in the form of an MDOF system.

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