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Unformatted text preview: For light damping, motion is oscillatory within an exponential envelope: Damped Harmonic Motion September 14, 2008 5 For heavier damping, but still underdamped , we have the green curve: Damped Harmonic Motion September 14, 2008 6 When , Damped Harmonic Motion September 14, 2008 7 This is critical damping, and the value of b for which this occurs is b c : When b > b c , overdamped When b < b c , underdamped Damped Harmonic Motion Exponential envelope has time constant: Define the quality factor Q: lifetime or mean life...
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2008 for the course PHYS 2601 taught by Professor Marka during the Spring '08 term at Columbia.
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