Yukawa Potential

  • #1
Homework Statement:
Given in the picture
Relevant Equations:
None
So this is the problem:
f506TxI.png

My only point of confusion right now is in what the value of a is... I'm having trouble finding it anywhere, and online stuff about the yukawa potential just states that it's a parameter.

Thanks for any help!

Edit: It might be worth noting that gamma equals kq1q2.
 
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vela
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Try reading the problem statement more carefully.
 
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Try reading the problem statement more carefully.

I guess I should have stated that my only guess is that it's the radius of gold, based on what it's saying, but i'm not confident in my guess.
 
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I'm not sure how you're missing it, but the problem statement explicitly tells you the value of ##a##.
 
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I'm not sure how you're missing it, but the problem statement explicitly tells you the value of ##a##.


Oh wait.. is that A an angstrom??

Edit: I guess I really havent seen the symbol for an angstrom in a while... I thought it was some special value lol, thanks for dealing with this
 
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Oh wait.. is that A an angstrom??

Edit: I guess I really havent seen the symbol for an angstrom in a while... I thought it was some special value lol, thanks for dealing with this
Yes, but in your defense the symbol was badly rendered. It should've been Å.
 

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