Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 9 - Static Equilibrium; Elasticity and Fracture - Questions: 16

Answer

A - Unstable. B - Stable. C - Neutral.

Work Step by Step

Position A is an unstable equilibrium. If the ball is pushed away from this position and released, it continues moving away from equilibrium. Position B is a stable equilibrium. If the ball is pushed away from this position and released, it returns to equilibrium. Position C is a neutral equilibrium. If the ball is pushed away from this position and released, it stays at its new equilibrium position.
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