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

Consider a one-dimensional interaction of two bodies with equal masses m. The

interaction is governed by a conservative force. The linear momentum of one of the bodies is equal to p1 = Pexp(-kx) and that of other body is equal to p0 at (infinity). Find the potential energy as a function of distance x between these bodies (the potential is equal to zero at infinity). Determine the force acting between the bodies.

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't even know where to begin :( I don't know what exp means. I'm assuming the collision is elastic because it says that the interaction is governed by a conservative force. I guess there's something to do with limits because of the 'infinity' clue? I can't find anything relevant in my textbook (Giancoli Physics for Scientists and Engineers volume 4) Any help is appreciated, thank you!

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