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Homework Help: Finding the dampening constant

  1. Mar 2, 2007 #1
    The suspension (four springs) of a mass 2,603 kg car sags a distance of 23.2cm when the entire weight of the car is placed on it The effective amplitude decays to 51.6% of its initial value in 4 oscillations (exact). What is the value of the damping constant b of one of the springs (in kg/s)? (If necessary use g=9.84m/s2


    any help at all would be much appreciated thank-you
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2007 #2

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    What thoughts do you have on the question? Please note that you must show your work before we can help you.
     
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