### 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:**

- Powerpoint: lec12.pptx
- Pdf (recommended for printing): lec12.pdf

**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