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Homework Help: Damping Constant question

  1. Jan 15, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Determine the "Damping Constant and Time Function"
    v(t)= 8ε^-106t

    2. Relevant equations

    ∝=Damping Constant =
    1/∝=Time Contstant = 1/DC

    3. The attempt at a solution
    -848ε^-106t = DC then 1/DC = *1.087x10^-49

    It does not look right...Is the e in my calculator the same as the "ε" being used in the equation?

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  3. Jan 15, 2017 #2


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    I'm not sure what you're calculating, or why you're calculating anything. Can you explain what your equation is about in your solution attempt? Where did you find a value for t?
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