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  • adj. Excessively damped


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  • In admittedly strained analogy to electrical systems, I think a legal system should always be overdamped so as to avoid the sort of inductive losses that come from excessive ringing.

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  • If the harmonic oscillator is critically damped or overdamped, there is just one pulse which fades away.

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  • On the surface it would seem that evolution would be a very overdamped system, but when one considers competition within the same species, such as the giraffe neck length example, then that assumption might be too simplistic.

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  • And what does it mean in terms of where parameters move things from underdamped through the continuum to overdamped?

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  • You can adjust the DAC amplifier for overdamped, underdamped, and optimum responses.

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  • Very likely, the oscillation circuit is significantly overdamped to prevent runaway (and lots of RF interference), and thus relies on each subsequent pulse to maintain the oscillation.

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  • While sometimes the sound was very good indeed, sometimes it was just dull and overdamped.

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  • Note that the Q of the filter will change if the speaker impedance is changed without adjusting the filter component values, which can result in an underdamped or overdamped response.

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  • Q > 0.8 to avoid underdamped or overdamped behavior.

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  • A high Q produces an underdamped curve and a low Q produces an overdamped curve.

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