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Homework Help: GRE Conservation of Energy problem.

  1. Aug 21, 2013 #1
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    Can somebody explain to me why the electric potential = -K/2r^2?
    If you integrate Fdr and F = K/r^3, where does the 2 in the denominator come from?
     
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  3. Aug 21, 2013 #2

    haruspex

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    Standard rules. What's the integral of xn.dx? Now put n = -3.
     
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