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An isolated system of two identical particles, each of mass m, is described by an energy function

E = ½ m |v1|^2 + ½ m |v2|^2 + ½ k |x1 – x2|^2

How can I use conservation of energy to find the acceleration of each particle in terms of the position of the particle? I would be thankful if someone could give me a hint ?

Ron

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