In this problem, we encounter potential energy and force. Thus, we know that it is a Force-Potential energy problem.
Force and potential are related by:
Power rule of derivation:
We'll calculate values of U for a range of values of y.
A particle moving along the y-axis has the potential energy U = 4y3 J, where y is in m.
A) Graph the potential energy from y = 0 m to y =2 m.
B) What is the y-component of the force on the particle at y = 0 m?
C) What is the y-component of the force on the particle at y = 1 m?
D )What is the y-component of the force on the particle at y = 2 m?
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