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A conservative force F(x) acts on a 3.0 kg particle that moves along the x axis. The potential energy U(x) associated with F(x) is graphed in Figure 8-60. When the particle is at x = 3.0 m, its velocity is -1.0 m/s. The "kinks" in the graph occur at (1, -2.8), (4, -17.2), and (8.5, -17.2); and the endpoint is at (15, -2).

(a) What are the magnitude and direction of F(x) at this position?

Magnitude

(b) Between what limits of x does the particle move?

Lower limit and and upper limit

(c) What is its speed at x = 7.0 m?

2. Relevant equations

K_{e}=1/2MV^{2}

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm not even sure how to start this problem

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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