# damping property

final

The damping coefficient (c).

It is a pure number without physical meaning and describes the oscillation and decay of a system after being disturbed. The larger the damping, the fewer oscillations and smaller the amplitude of the elastic motion.

Do not confuse the damping *coefficient* (c) with the damping *ratio* (ΞΆ).
To create a SpringDescription with a damping ratio, use the
SpringDescription.withDampingRatio constructor.

The units of the damping coefficient are M/T, where M is the mass unit used for the value of the mass property, and T is the time unit used for driving the SpringSimulation.

## Implementation

`final double damping;`