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# Damping

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In physics,

**damping**is any effect that tends to reduce the amplitude of vibrations.^{[1]}In mechanics, the internal friction may be one of the causes of such damping effect. For many purposes the damping force **F**_{f} can be modeled as being proportional to the velocity * v* of the object:

- [math]F_{\mathrm f} = -c v \, ,[/math]

where * c* is the

*damping coefficient*, given in units of Newton-seconds per meter.

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- ↑ Tongue, Benson,
*Principles of Vibration*, Oxford University Pres, 2001,ISBN 0-195-142462