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May 2nd, 2012, 01:50 AM   #1
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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

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Re: Total mechanical energy

What does conservation of energy tell us about total mechanical energy?
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Re: Total mechanical energy

Not sure.
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