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Bjarni

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- Homework Statement
- Find the frequency of very small oscillations around the equilibrium distance

- Relevant Equations
- U(r) = E_0[(a/r)^12- (a/r)^6]

r_equilibrium = 2^(1/6)*a

So I'm working on this home assignment that has numerous segments. Firstly, I was asked to find the equilibrium distance between two particles in a potential well described by U(r).

I did that by setting U'(r) = 0 and came out with r_equilibrium = 2^(1/6)*a.

Now, I'm being asked to find the frequency of very small oscillations around r_equilibrium and I'm honestly lost. I think I only need a small push in the general direction of the solution because as of now I don't really know where to start.

Thanks in advance.

I did that by setting U'(r) = 0 and came out with r_equilibrium = 2^(1/6)*a.

Now, I'm being asked to find the frequency of very small oscillations around r_equilibrium and I'm honestly lost. I think I only need a small push in the general direction of the solution because as of now I don't really know where to start.

Thanks in advance.