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A potential energy function is given by U (x) = a/x^2 + bx.

a- Find where the force described is 0, in terms of ab and b.

b- Suppose a = 10.0 J/m^2 and b = 2.00 J/m. if an object has a total energy of 20.0 J, for what values of x would it be limited?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't understand this. Should I just take the derivative and set it to 0? Then, for part b, set the entire function equal to 20?

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# Homework Help: Potential energy Function

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