Damped Oscillations

(damping proportional to velocity or due to dry friction)








Damping due to dry friction is seldom taught in school. If you want to know more bout it, please play this applet "seriously" and read the following two papers:

M.I. Molina, "Exponential Versus Linear Amplitude Decay in Damped Oscillators," Phys. Teach. 42, 485-487 (November 2004).

Martin Kamela, "An Oscillating System with Sliding Friction," Phys. Teach. 45, 110-113 (February 2007).