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Paddy
09/21/06 5:27pm

I was wondering if anyone knows how to cause the DSolve function to critically damp (i.e. b^2 = 4ac). It is a symbolic problem, and so I cannot even have numbers in it to tell it that.

My problem: m*y'' + b*y' + k*y + mg = 0

All of it has to be left in symbols, and it involves damping a spring. I just don't know how to make mathematica do it.

Any comments and suggestions on this problem would be greatly appreciated.

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Critically Damped Differential Equation Paddy 09/21/06 5:27pm
Re: Critically Damped Differential Equation Peter Pein 09/24/06 11:14pm
Re: Critically Damped Differential Equation yehuda ben-s... 09/25/06 07:28am
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