in the hypothethical graph given between potential energy(on y axis) and distance(on x axis) what is the direction of force in second and third quadrant?
The force is given as
Therefore, if we draw a graph of PE v/s x, then the negative of slope of the graph will be the force.
So, in first as well as the second quadrant slope is negative, and so force will be positive.
Therefore, the force will be in the direction of distance in both the quadrants.
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