OpenStudy (cortana):

F(damping)=-cv what does the variable c stand for?

11 months ago
OpenStudy (agent0smith):

Is it a variable or a constant? Is v velocity?

11 months ago
OpenStudy (cortana):

I believe that v is the velocity, this is dealing with sin and cos waves on graphs, I'm in precalculus in college and I never did trig in highschool ):

11 months ago
OpenStudy (agent0smith):

I assume c stands for a damping constant, but the question needs more context.

11 months ago
OpenStudy (cortana):

lol thank you, :D I just couldnt figure out what the variables meant, I didnt actually have a math question, I also need to know what the greek letter w means (omega) in math, I couldnt find the answer on google

11 months ago
OpenStudy (agent0smith):

Omega usually means angular velocity... but again, it depends, because context is important...

11 months ago
OpenStudy (osprey):

I think it stands for PROPORTIONALITY CONSTANT. Reason is that in, say, a pendulum and SHM with light damping, the damping is proportional to the velocity of the bob as it swings. So, it's not actually a "variable" as such, although it can vary - treacle would have a higher damping than either air or water. http://perendis.webs.com

11 months ago