Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
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Chapter 12 - Section 12.4 - Stability - Got It? - Page 212: 12.4


D-Stable B-Metastable A and C-Unstable E-Neutrally stable

Work Step by Step

The stable point is D, for this is the lowest point on the graph. B is metastable, for it is a minimum, but it is not the lowest point. A and C are unstable, for they are maximums on the graph. E is neutrally stable, for it is on a horizontal line.
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