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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics
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Short Answer

In , what is the maximum speed a particle could have at .

It never reach ?

Particle's maximum speed is .

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1 : Speed : 

It is the change in an object's location with regard to time.

Step 2 : Explanation : 

Particle's mass ,

Formula to determine the kinetic energy of a particle ,

= kinetic energy,

= particle's mass

= particle's velocity.

Consider the graph of potential energy against distance,

The peak of the curve between .

It occurs at .

Particle's kinetic energy at must be .

It is if the particle is not allowed to reach at .

The potential energy difference of would be the particle's maximum speed so that it can never reach at .

Potential energy difference,

Particle's maximum velocity,

Hence, maximum speed of particle is .

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