# Problem: For the potential energy curve shown in Figure P7.52, (a) determine whether the force Fx is positive, negative, or zero at the five points indicated. (b) Indicate points of stable, unstable, and neutral equilibrium. (c) Sketch the curve for Fx versus x from x = 0 to x = 9.5 m.

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For the potential energy curve shown in Figure P7.52, (a) determine whether the force Fx is positive, negative, or zero at the five points indicated. (b) Indicate points of stable, unstable, and neutral equilibrium. (c) Sketch the curve for Fx versus x from x = 0 to x = 9.5 m. Frequently Asked Questions

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