Hi, I have been looking for formulae for the damping coefficient, and I found two different formulae for it.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

http://www.xyobalancer.com/xyo-balancer-blog/viscous-damping-coefficient

This webpage states that damping force, Fd is given by Fd=-cv, where c is the damping coefficient while v is the velocity.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/oscda.html

However, this page states that damping coefficient is given by c/2m, where c=-Fd/v

Is there a fixed definition for damping coefficient, or are both definitions acceptable?

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# Damping coefficient formulae

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