Damped Harmonic Motion

1. Nov 5, 2015

RedEyes

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
"Which of the following applications would have the most benefit from a short damping time?"
a. bathroom scale
b. child jolly jumper
c. suspension on passenger car
d. suspension on race car

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
Im assuming that both A and D should be as damped as possible, so its more of a question as to which one has a shorter damping time and/or which one objectively benefits the most from it. Thanks.

2. Nov 5, 2015

Staff: Mentor

I would ask myself: which one, if any, would benefit from being overdamped.

3. Nov 5, 2015

RedEyes

It would be my understanding that both A and D would benefit from being over damped. It is my teacher's opinion (justified or not); however, that one is a better answer. Im trying to figure out which one that is.

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