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## Homework Statement

Hi

Say I am given Newtons second law in this form:

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

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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?