Damped Oscillations

(damping proportional to velocity or due to dry friction)

 



 

 

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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).