prelab05 - x 1 to x 2 along the x axis equals −Δ U =...

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IUPUI PHYS 15200 Page 1 of 1 Pre-Lab05: WORK & ENERGY Name Due at the beginning of the lab period Suppose you are given the 1-d conservative force F c = C x 2 ˆ i , where C is a constant and x 0. 1. Determine the potential energy function U associated with F c . 2. Show that the work done by F c on any particle moving from
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Unformatted text preview: x 1 to x 2 along the x axis equals −Δ U = negative the change in potential energy. 3. Show that, for any particle moving from x 1 to x 2 along the x axis, that its total mechanical energy is conserved. Assume that only F c acts on the particle....
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