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 132: 50


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We know that $U=7.0-8.0x+1.7x^2=3.5$ $\implies 1.7x^2-8.0x+3.5=0$ After solving for x, we obtain: $x=\frac{8.0\pm\sqrt{(8.0)^2-4(1.7)(3.5)}}{2(1.7)}$ $x=0.49m$ $x=0.42m$
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