# Problem: A system in which only one particle can move has the potential energy shown in  . Suppose U1 = 80 J.(a) What is the y-component of the force on the particle at y = 0.5 m ?(b) What is the y-component of the force on the particle at y = 4 m?

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We are given the potential energy graph of a particle. The relationship between force and potential energy is:

Force:

$\overline{){\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{-}}\frac{\mathbf{∆}\mathbf{U}}{\mathbf{∆}\mathbf{y}}}$

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A system in which only one particle can move has the potential energy shown in . Suppose U1 = 80 J.

(a) What is the y-component of the force on the particle at y = 0.5 m ?

(b) What is the y-component of the force on the particle at y = 4 m?

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