In this problem, we'll use the relationship between equilibrium and potential energy to determine the equilibrium point.
A particle of mass m moves under the influence of a potential energy , where a and b are positive constants and the particle is restricted to the region x > 0. Find a point of equilibrium for the particle and demonstrate that it is stable.
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