class9 - 2 3.) Overdamping: In the case where o < 2 ,...

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3.) Overdamping: In the case where ω 2 o < γ 2 , the roots of the equation are real. We can deFne ω 2 = ± γ 2 - ω 2 0 (44) So that the general solution becomes x ( t )= e - γt ² A 1 e ω 2 t + A 2 e - ω 2 t ³ (45) The motion is not oscillatory. The displacement goes to zero asymptotically, but not as fast as a critically damped system. The velocity is ˙ x ( t )= - γx + e - γt ² ω 2 A 1 e ω 2 t - ω 2 A 2 e - ω 2 t ³ (46) ±or all illustrated paths on the phase diagram, the asymptotic paths at long times are along the dashed curve ˙ x = - ( γ - ω 2 ) x . On in a special case (see assignment 3) does the phase path asymptote at the other dashed curve. 6
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(2) x x . (1) Figure 3: Schematic phase dia- gram for an overdampled oscilla- tor. Line (1) is ˙ x = - ( γ - ω 2 ) x , and line (2) is ˙ x = - ( γ + ω 2 ) x . Precise paths depend on initial conditions x 0 and ˙ x 0 . example: Consider a pendulum of length l with a mass m at the end, moving through oil with decreasing θ . There is a resistive force present of
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