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humancentered666

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- Homework Statement
- (There isn't really one, I'm just confused about the interpretation of the equation.)

- Relevant Equations
- F=ma (1)

Fᵢ({x})=-∂V({x})/∂xᵢ (2)

V({x}) is a potental in a system.

What exactly is this equation telling me? How can I use it to work out the Equations of Motion given an equation of potential energy? Won't I have to solve a PDE? I'm extremely sorry if this question comes off ignorant.