# Newtons second law

## Homework Statement

Hi

Say I am given Newtons second law in this form:

$$\frac{{d^2 x}}{{dt^2 }} + \gamma \frac{{dx}}{{dt}} + \omega _0^2 x + const = 0$$

I know the physical interpretation of all terms except the last one, i.e. the constant. Does this go into the restoring-force term, and hence create an un-symmetric potential?