# Linear vs Overdamped - What's the difference?

linear | overdamped |

## As adjectives the difference between linear and overdamped

is that linear is linear (in mathematics, of first-degree polynomial) while overdamped is (physics|of a linear dynamic system) possessing a damping ratio greater than 1.

# linear

## English

(wikipedia linear)

• Having the form of a line; straight.
• Of or relating to lines.
• Made in a step-by-step, logical manner.
• (botany, of leaves) Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.
• (mathematics) Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form $y = ax + b$.
• (physics) A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension (as opposed to area or volume).

* quadratic * cubic * quartic * quintic * linear algebra * areal

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