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Problem: (a) What is the maximum speed of a 2.0 g particle that oscillates between x =2.0 mm and x =8.0 mm in ?(b) Estimate the force on the particle at x = 6.0 mm

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In this problem, we are given a graph of potential energy against the position.

Force and potential energy are related by:

F=-Ux

(a)

From the graph, the particle has two turning points at 2mm and 8mm.

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(a) What is the maximum speed of a 2.0 g particle that oscillates between x =2.0 mm and x =8.0 mm in The graph shows potential energy as a function of distance. Distance is measured from 0 to 8 meters on the x-axis. Potential energy is measured from 0 to 5 joules on the y-axis. Potential energy smoothly drops at the distance interval from 0 to 4 meters and smoothly rises at the interval from 4 to 8 meters. Several points can be distinguished unequivocally: 5 joules at 2 meters; 1 joule at 4 meters; 2 joules at 6 meters; 5 joules at 8 meters.?

(b) Estimate the force on the particle at x = 6.0 mm

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