define conservative and non conservative forces with examples ?

Asked by kunalxi | 16th Dec, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

A conservative force is a force with the property that the work done in moving a particle between two points is independent of the path taken. For eg. Gravitational force, magnetic force etc.
A non-conservative force is the one for which work done depends on the path. For eg, frictional force. Friction does more work on the block if one slides it along the indirect path across the tabletop. The longer the path, the more work friction does.

Answered by  | 16th Dec, 2011, 03:42: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.