Problem: The graph shows the potential energy of an electric dipole. Consider a dipole that oscillates between ±60°What is the dipole's mechanical energy?

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The potential energy of a dipole oscillating in an electric field is:

Udipole=-pE cosθ

where p is the magnitude of the dipole moment, E is the field strength, and θ is the angle between the dipole moment and electric field vectors.

Total energy:

E=KE+U

At 0°, the potential energy of the system is -2 μJ:

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The graph shows the potential energy of an electric dipole. Consider a dipole that oscillates between ±60°

What is the dipole's mechanical energy?

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