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The following use our particle structure defined in the lecture.

To speed things up, do not type the data in at the keyboard, either modify the code to read from a file or use copy and paste (for example by putting the input data in a comment after the code).

  1. Write a function to find the mass of the whole list of particles.
  2. Write a function that takes two arguments, the start of the list and a particle of interest, and returns the value of the furthest distance of another particle to it.
  3. Write a function to find the distance between the two furthest-separated particles in the system. Tip: this should call the previous function.
  4. Free each element of the list.
  5. [Advanced] Add to the structure so each particle has a name. Comment out the previous "free" task and write a function to delete any particle with a given name. (Remember strcmp().) As a very advanced feature do not assume all the names are different.

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