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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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relaxation_(physics)#Mechanics:_Damped_unforced_oscillator


    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?

    James
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2013 #2

    Dale

    Staff: Mentor

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