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22. Consider a harmonic oscillator with mass m = 1, spring constant k = 1, and damping coefficient b = 4. For the initial position y(O) = 2, find the initial velocity for which y(t) > 0 for all t and y(t) reaches 0.1 most quickly. [Hint: It helps to look at the phase plane first.]

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