A constant force Fx = 6N is in the +x direction.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A) Find the potential energy function U(x) associated with this force if U(Xo) = 0.

B) find a function U(x) such that U(4.0m) = 0

C) Find a function U(x) such that U(6.0) = 14J

I know that if PE is known then the F can be found by the derivative of the PE.

I know that if F is known then the PE can be found by integrating the force.

Since the force Fx is given to be 6N

the integral of 6 = -6x + C

Is that PE function for the force Fx?

Im not sure what A means

but is B 0 = -6(4) + C

C = 24?

and C is 14 = -6(6) + C

C = 50

Thanks for your help.

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