Posted by johnny on Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 8:10pm.
In the figure below, a damped simple harmonic oscillator has mass m = 220 g, k = 95 N/m, and b = 70 g/s. Assume all other components have negligible mass. What is the ratio of the amplitude of the damped oscillations to the initial amplitude at the end of 20 cycles (Adamped / Ainitial)?

physics  bobpursley, Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 8:12pm
I will be happy to critique your thinking.

physics  Christiaan, Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 8:52pm
This is impossible to answer this way, since the initial amplitude isn't given.
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