# GATE Mechanical 2014 Set 1 | Question: 8

Critical damping is the

1. largest amount of damping for which no oscillation occurs in free vibration
2. smallest amount of damping for wh ich no oscillation occurs in free vibration
3. largest amount of damping for which the motion is simple harmonic in f ree vibration
4. smallest amount of dam ping for which the motion is simple harmonic in free vibration

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