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Lecture 15

Lecture 15

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The mutual gravitational potential energy U = - Gm1m2/r between an 80-kg object and the earth is shown versus their separation

r.

Dropping a brick onto a spring-mounted platform: using elastic and gravitational potential energies together.

Initial position

Maximum compression

The total fall of the block is h + y.

The potential energy U = 1/2 kx2 is shown for a spring. When the spring is compressed, x<0, the slope is negative, and the force is positive. When the spring is stretched, x>0, the slope is positive, and the force is negative.

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