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I Potential energy vs position curve

  1. Jun 25, 2017 #1
    Can a potential energy curve be vertical ?
     
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  3. Jun 25, 2017 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF. :smile:

    Please give a lot more details, so we can try to answer your question. PE versus what? PE is on the vertical axis of a 2-D plot, and what is on the horizontal axis?

    Also, is this question for homework?
     
  4. Jun 25, 2017 #3
    It is potential energy vs the distance from the standard position.
    It is not my home work problem
     
  5. Jun 26, 2017 #4

    sophiecentaur

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    How would you describe what a 'vertical' curve of Potential with distance implies? Is that feasible? What about a 'very steep' slope, rather than totally vertical?
     
  6. Jun 26, 2017 #5
    Ya exactly that is the question..is it feasible.i have encountered such a graph in a standard text book.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2017 #6

    sophiecentaur

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    And how would YOU describe what happens at that position?
     
  8. Jun 26, 2017 #7

    berkeman

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    Could you Upload a picture of that graph?
     
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