In class we were learining the spring equation,
au''+gamma u'+m u=F(t)
Can someone explain what damping is?
Also, the meaning of all the 3 constants and the non-homegenous function.
What I found stupid that after this equation was alchemisted a lot of the text (physics) can go to waste. Physicists love doing that. Make up some equation that works (only by luck) and think they are so smart. So they start making up formulas for each possible case which is utterly worthless if you have the primary equation. Just saying that because it made me angry.