Problem 6.1: Relative probability distribution

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Five animations depict a ball moving from left to right through the starting and finishing gates. Instead of showing the motion of the ball, a graph is shown of the relative probability (therefore it is not necessarily normalized) of finding the ball near a given position vs. that position. Only when the ball is between x = 0 m and x = 10 m is this information sent to the graph.  Restart.  View the animations and then:

  1. Rank the animations by the acceleration of the balls. Ties in ( ) please.
  2. Qualitatively describe the potential energy function in each animation.

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