Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-13498-855-9

Chapter 7 - Exercises and Problems - Page 131: 37


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We know that force force is given as: $F=-Kx+bx^2-cx^3$ And the energy is given as: $W=-\int F dx$ $\implies W=-\int (-kx+bx^2-cx^3)dx$ $W=K(\frac{x^2}{2})-b(\frac{x^3}{3})+c(\frac{x^4}{4})$ We plug in the known values to obtain: $W=(223)(\frac{(2.62)^2}{2})-(4.10)(\frac{(2.62)^3}{3})+(3.1)(\frac{(2.62)^2}{4})$ $W=778J$ Using the equation for percent difference, we have: $ \dfrac{778-741}{741}$ $ 4.9 \% $
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