Potential Energy Problem

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Homework Statement


The potential energy function associated with the force F= 4xyicap + 2x^2jcap is

Homework Equations


F= -dU/dx

The Attempt at a Solution


i treid to find the magnitude of force n then put in eq bt failed plese help
 

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You are supposed to find a function U(x,y) such that ##\frac{\partial U}{\partial x} = -4xy## and ##\frac{\partial U}{\partial y}=-2x^{2}##.
 

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