# Homework Help: Potential Energy Problem

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1. Oct 18, 2014

### dsurve007

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The potential energy function associated with the force F= 4xyicap + 2x^2jcap is
2. Relevant equations
F= -dU/dx

3. The attempt at a solution
i treid to find the magnitude of force n then put in eq bt failed plese help

2. Oct 18, 2014

### hilbert2

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