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Homework Help: Damping Coefficient

  1. Aug 17, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I want to find the damping coefficient of a spring of free length 36.3mm, with load mass of 0.036kg.

    2. Relevant equations

    i need the amplitude of this system, i have the angular frequency, but not the damping ratio. So i was trying to use the formula:

    damping ratio = c/2*sqrt(km)

    where k is the spring constant, m the mass of the system and c the damping coefficient. But i have no idea how to find this coefficient! help please!!

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Aug 17, 2009 #2


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    You might have an easier time getting a response if you write a clearer problem statement; one that describes the entire problem, including all variables and given/known data.
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