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

A proton moves along the x-axis, where an arrangement of source charges has created the electric potential V=6000x^2, where V is in volts and x is in meters.

(a) Graph the potential between x = -5.0 and x = +5.0.

(c) By exploiting the analogy with the potential energy of a mass on a spring, determine the "effective spring constant" of the electric potential.

(d) What is the proton's oscillation frequency (in Hz)?

2. Relevant equations

U=qV

[tex]U=\frac{1}{2}kx^2[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

(a) The potential is just a parabola

(c) [tex]

U=\frac{1}{2}kx^2=qV=6000qx^2[/tex]

[tex]k=2 \times 6000q[/tex]

(d) I can't even grasp what this means. Does the proton oscillate? The voltage only goes to zero once.

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# Homework Help: Electric Potential with oscillation

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