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    "Do you know if it is possible to find the damping constant required for critical damping (in a spring mass system) given the mass and attenuation constant? I don't do M4 so I've had to wing the dampening in this computer program that I am making, I'm trying to show case critical and over damping but I have no what the constants would be!"

    Please help me non purists!
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    "Do you know if it is possible to find the damping constant required for critical damping (in a spring mass system) given the mass and attenuation constant? I don't do M4 so I've had to wing the dampening in this computer program that I am making, I'm trying to show case critical and over damping but I have no what the constants would be!"

    Please help me non purists!
    standard form is d2x/dt2 + k dx/dt +w2x = 0

    i.e SHM with angular frequency w (omega)
    subject to resistance proportional to speed

    HEAVY
    if k2 >4w2



    LIGHT
    if k2 <4w2
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    standard form is d2x/dt2 + k dx/dt +w2x = 0

    i.e SHM with angular frequency w (omega)
    subject to resistance proportional to speed

    HEAVY
    if k2 >4w2



    LIGHT
    if k2 <4w2
    Perfect!
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    (Original post by Louisb19)
    Perfect!
    equality is critical
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    (Original post by TeeEm)
    equality is critical
    Yeah that's what I assumed. It works perfectly when I set  k = 2 \omega
 
 
 
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