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Some general concepts im confused about

  1. Jan 20, 2005 #1
    Are my concepts right?

    -air is the damping force in oscillatory motions

    also, in what conditions is Hooke's Law invalid?

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  3. Jan 20, 2005 #2


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    More correctly, air is A damping force. In most situations I would not consider it the main damping force.

    Hooks law is no longer valid if the spring is streched beyond its elastic limits.

    If you want a better answer you will need to provide more details.
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