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Homework Help: Damped circuits

  1. Apr 18, 2012 #1
    If the damping ratio of a damped circuit is increased, does the circuit become more or less damped?
    I would think it would become more damped, but what exactly is the definition of the damping ratio?
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  3. Apr 18, 2012 #2
    It depends on whether the circuit was over, under, or critically damped to begin with. Damping will come into play in an LRC circuit, and exactly what the damping constant is changes whether the RLC is parallel or series.
  4. Apr 18, 2012 #3
    Here's the question. I'm guessing what they mean by damping ratio is the value of the resistance in the circuit?
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