damping factor
  • For an underdamped vibrational system, the ratio of the amplitude of a given vibration, to that of the next vibration. For example, the ratio of the amplitude of a damped oscillation to the succeeding one. Also called damping coefficient, or damping ratio.
  • The natural logarithm of the damping factor (1). Also called decrement (3), or logarithmic decrement.
  • The ratio of the nominal impedance of a speaker, to the total impedance driving it. A higher damping ratio stabilizes the driven speaker, and improves its performance.
  • synonym damping coefficient
  • synonym damping ratio
  • synonym decrement

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