(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Given L, find the V(r) that leads to a spiral path of the form r = r_{0}(theta)^{k}.

Choose E to be zero.

3. The attempt at a solution

I know that I need to find r' as a function WITHOUT theta, but I'm not sure how to do that. I know how to find r' as a function of theta, but I don't know how to get rid of theta.

I do however know that (theta)' = L/mr^{2}, but I'm not sure if this helps me. :(

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# Homework Help: Effective Potential with Power-Law Spiral

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