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Relaxation in classical systems

  1. Nov 24, 2013 #1
    Dear all,

    I'd like to specify meaning othe relaxation phenomenon on example in some classical system.
    For example in Wiki I found example of dampled oscilator where the relaxation time ( the time is needed for the system to return to the equilibrium fluctuation pattern) add exponential decay to the motion equation of such oscilator


    Could some one provide me more quatinely what with such system will be expected in case of increasing (decreasing) of the relaxation time ? What are the examples of the non-exponential terms in different relaxation phenomena?

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  3. Nov 26, 2013 #2


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