Question: a mass on the end of a spring with natural...
A mass on the end of a spring (with natural frequency 0) is
released from rest at position
x0. The experiment is repeated, but now with the system immersed in a fluid that causes the
motion to be overdamped (with damping coefficient ). Find the ratio of the maximum speed in the former case to that in the latter. What is the ratio in the limit of
very strong damping such that >> 0? What is the ratio in the limit of critical damping?