(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Find the potential of the following conservative and central-symmetric force

[itex]\vec{F(\vec{r})}=\vec{r}f(\vec{r})[/itex]

2. Relevant equations

[itex]\vec{F}=-\nabla U[/itex]

3. The attempt at a solution

I can integrate by components?

[itex]F_{x}=-\frac{\partial U}{\partial x}[/itex]

Getting: [itex]U_{x}=-\int xf(x)dx[/itex]

Not sure on this..

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# Homework Help: Potential of conservative force

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