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I've been given a homework question I don't even know what it means:

A particle massmtravels in a one dimensional potential [tex]V=V_0 t g^2 (\alpha r)[/tex]. Find its period.

This is the question exactly as it appears. Now, cantbe time??? We haven't even touched time-dependent potentials (it's an undergraduate course).

Also, is [tex]g^2[/tex] afunctionof [tex]\alpha r[/tex]? and what does [tex]\alpha r[/tex] mean? (my guess is distance from the center*constant).

Most of our homework questions are taken (with some variation) from either Goldstein's Mechanics book or the Landau-Lif****z one[COME ON!!!! THE BOOK'S NAME IS LANDAU-LIFSHI&Z (&=T)], but in neither could I locate any question similar to that. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

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# Homework Help: Classical mechaincs problem (weird one)

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