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A particle of mass m moves along the positive x-axis with a potential energy given by

V(x) = C + x^2 + 4/(x^2)

where C is a positive constant.

Calculate the equilibrium position X0 of the particle.

Now, I so far have considered that the equilibrium position is where the potential energy is zero, however I do not know how to solve for:

C + x^2 + 4/(x^2) = 0

without knowing the value for the constant C.

Is my reasoning correct that the particle is in equilibrium when the potential energy is zero?

Any help is much appreciated

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# Homework Help: Potential Problem

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