Physics 1135 (Engineering Physics I)

Lecture 12: Potential Energy Diagrams

Objectives: In this lecture, students will learn to
  • apply energy conservation to more complex example problems
  • relate potential energy to force
  • analyze potential energy diagrams
  • infer information about speed from potential energy diagrams
  • identify positions of equilibrium
  • use the concept of potential diagrams to model the interaction of atoms in a diatomic molecule
Lecture Notes: Videos:

No Introduction for this lecture
Example problem with "other" forces lec12_2.mp4 with captions
Relationship between potential energy and force lec12_3.mp4 with captions
Potential energy diagrams lec12_4.mp4 with captions
Diatomic molecule lec12_5.mp4 with captions

Homework assignment: HW #12