17. Periodic Motion

Spring Force (Hooke's Law)

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Problem 13c

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Textbook Question# A thin, uniform rod has length L and mass M. A small uniform sphere of mass m is placed a distance x from one end of the rod, along the axis of the rod (Fig. E13.34)

. (b) Use Fx = -dU>dx to find the magnitude and direction of the gravitational force exerted on the sphere by the rod (see Section 7.4). Show that your answer reduces to the expected result when x is much larger than L.Verified Solution

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