Problem: An object moving in the xy-plane is acted on by a conservative force described by the potential-energy function U(x, y)= (1 / x2+1 / y2), where alpha is a positive constant.Derive an expression for the force vec{F} expressed in terms of the unit vectors i and j.

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An object moving in the xy-plane is acted on by a conservative force described by the potential-energy function U(x, y)= (1 / x2+1 / y2), where is a positive constant.

Derive an expression for the force expressed in terms of the unit vectors i and j.

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