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Homework Help: V = k r^4 potential

  1. Jan 4, 2004 #1
    Assume energy greater than 0.
    Consider cases in which k is either + or - and l is either 0 or +.


    Using your tuition, what are the possible orbits?


    k<0:
    l=0: falls to the center
    l=+: hyperbola or it falls to the center

    k>0:
    l=0: hyperbola
    l=+: hyperbola or it falls to the center

    what about circular orbits?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 4, 2004 #2
    Is this question more difficult than it sounds? There are no responses from anyone! :)
     
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