Problem: The potential energy of a system of two particles separated by a distance r is given by U(r) = A/r, where A is a constant. Find the radial force  that each particle exerts on the other.

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The potential energy of a system of two particles separated by a distance r is given by U(r) = A/r, where is a constant. Find the radial force  that each particle exerts on the other.

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