# damping factor

## Definitions

### Electronics

- 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__. - synonymdamping coefficient
- synonymdamping ratio
- synonymdecrement
- The amount or value lost through the process of gradually decreasing a
__quantity__ or variable.

### Computing

- verb to subtract a set
__number__ from a variable

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