May 2nd, 2012, 02:50 AM  #1 
Member Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 82 Thanks: 0  Total mechanical energy
Hi! A particle of mass m moves under the influence of a force F(x)=(x+cos x)i along the x axis. Would I be correct in saying that the total mechanical energy of the particle at position x is 1/2 mx^2 + 1/2 x^2  sin x Arron 
May 2nd, 2012, 10:28 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Jul 2010 From: St. Augustine, FL., U.S.A.'s oldest city Posts: 12,211 Thanks: 520 Math Focus: Calculus/ODEs  Re: Total mechanical energy
What does conservation of energy tell us about total mechanical energy?

May 8th, 2012, 05:17 AM  #3 
Member Joined: Jan 2012 Posts: 82 Thanks: 0  Re: Total mechanical energy
Not sure.


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