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

What is the quadratic approximation to the potential function?

2. Relevant equations

U(x) = U_{0}((a/x)+(x/a))

U_{0}= 20

a=4

3. The attempt at a solution

This is just the last part of a question on my engineering homework, I never learned Taylor expansions before even though I have taken all the class prerequisites. So if you could just walk me through it that would be much appreciated.

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# Homework Help: Simple Taylor expansion

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