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- Homework Statement
- What does -∂V/∂x mean?

- Relevant Equations
- F= ma

In one of my textbooks about quantum mechanics, they mention a vehicle moving in a straight line along the x axis. With Newtons first law they take the second derivative from a which is

d^2x/dt^2 and that should be equal to

-∂V/∂x. What exactly does -∂V indicate?

The complete equation becomes

F=ma md^2x/dt^2= -∂V/∂x. It is a partly derivative. What does " -∂V/∂x" indicate, which units belong to -∂V and

∂x? They were talking about potential energy in the textbook.

d^2x/dt^2 and that should be equal to

-∂V/∂x. What exactly does -∂V indicate?

The complete equation becomes

F=ma md^2x/dt^2= -∂V/∂x. It is a partly derivative. What does " -∂V/∂x" indicate, which units belong to -∂V and

∂x? They were talking about potential energy in the textbook.