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Calculating a Damping Constant

  1. Nov 9, 2009 #1
    I am given the following information:

    A 2.20 kg mass oscillates on a spring of force constant 250.0 N/m with a period of 0.615 s,

    and I am asked to find the damping constant. Can someone tell me what equation to use?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 10, 2009 #2
    i think its this equation

    ω^2 = k/m - b^2 / 4m^2

    where b is the damping coefficient
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