Problem: A particular spring obeys the force law = ( - k x + a x3 + b x4 ) .Is this force conservative?Determine the form of the potential energy function U(x). Assume U(0) = 0.

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A particular spring obeys the force law = ( - k x + a x3 + b x4 ) .

Is this force conservative?

Determine the form of the potential energy function U(x). Assume U(0) = 0.