American Journal of Modern Physics

Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2014

  • Calculation of Vibration Modes of Mechanical Waves on Microtubules Presented like Strings and Bars

    Atanas Todorov Atanasov

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 1-11
    Received: May 28, 2014
    Accepted: Jul. 07, 2014
    Published: Jul. 13, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajmp.s.2014030601.11
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    Abstract: The study describes a physical model of vibrating microtubules in living cells, presented as strings and bars. Calculated are proper-frequencies of first four vibration modes of transverse and longitudinal waves on microtubules. For microtubules with length 1-30µm and shear modulus 5.0×106 N/m2 the proper-frequencies of standing transverse waves fa... Show More