STUDY GUIDE 1, SELF TEST IV

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1. A spring with a spring constant of 2.3 kg/s^2 is attached to a mass of 1.5 kg. What is the friction factor or damping constant, b, required to critically damp this system? If the spring and mass are extended to an amplitude A, how long will it take for the amplitude to move to e^(-1) of its original position?

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