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Finding roots of equation to give frequencies? Watch

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    If I had a quadratic equation, for a vibration problem and solved it to find the two frequencies, how do I know which is omega_1 and omega_2?

    eg. omega^2 + 15167omega + 15000000 = 0

    gives omega = 118 and 32.6

    but what I want to know is how do I know which is omega_1 and omega_2, for further calculations?


    Surely it's whichever one you choose it to be as long as your consistent?
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