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Homework Help: Damped Harmonic Oscillator

  1. Jan 22, 2008 #1
    1. The equation of motion is Ma(t) +rv(t) + Kx(t)=0
    a) Look for a solution of this equation with x(t) proportional exp(-Ct) and find two possible values of C.




    2. Relevant equations



    3. No clue.... Please help if you can!
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2008 #2

    Kurdt

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    How are x(t), v(t) and a(t) related?
     
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