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In summary, the conversation revolved around the difficulty of integrating equations of motion involving functions of the type dx/Sqrt[E-U(x)]. The person was struggling because their lecturer only provided solutions using Mathematica, but they needed to be able to solve them on tests. The other person suggested trying the substitution u = 1 - e-ax, which would make the equation easier to solve.

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Depends very much on the form of U(x).

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U(x) = A[1-e^(-ax)] is there a trick to solving this?

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Of course, you would then know that e

Equations of motion are mathematical representations of the relationships between an object's position, velocity, and acceleration over time. They are used to describe the motion of objects in a variety of scenarios, such as free fall or projectile motion.

Solving equations of motion allows us to accurately predict and analyze the motion of objects in various situations. This is crucial for understanding and designing systems in fields such as physics, engineering, and mechanics.

fxns dx/Sqrt[E-U(x)] is a mathematical expression used to calculate the change in an object's position over time. It represents the relationship between the object's position, energy, and potential energy.

To effectively learn to solve equations of motion, it is important to have a strong understanding of basic mathematical concepts such as algebra and calculus. Practice and repetition are also key, and working through various examples and problems can help improve understanding and proficiency.

Some common mistakes to avoid when solving equations of motion include not properly identifying and labeling the variables, not using the correct formulas or equations, and not paying attention to units and their conversions. It is also important to check your work and make sure the final answer makes sense in the context of the problem.

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