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Unformatted text preview:  xa  required for the potential at x to be well approximated by a harmonic oscillator around x = a . ( Hint : Any higher order terms in the potential must be small compared to the harmonic oscillator term.) 4. What is the frequency of small oscillations near x = a ? 5. Are there any other points x around which the potential is approximately a harmonic oscillator? If so, what are they, and what is the corresponding eﬀective spring constant?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course PHYSICS 374 taught by Professor Jacobson during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.
 Fall '10
 Jacobson
 Energy, Mass, Potential Energy

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