Textbook Question: Which one of the following terms is used to describe a system in which the degree of damping is just enough to stop the system from oscillating? a) Slightly damped b) Underdamped c) Critically damped d) Overdamped e) Resonance Textbook says that the smallest degree of damping that completely eliminates the oscillation is termed "critical damping". (This example has no picture to illustrate it.) Then a couple of lines later in the textbook, "Typical automobile shock absorbers are designed to produced underdamped motion somewhat like that in curve 3. (an illustration that highlights the best scenario of the motions: underdamped and undamped motion) My answer is C based on the first textbook example, but I want to get confirmation from others. The shock absorber and underdamped line of text is somewhat confusing. Any other thoughts?