what is a conservative force detail concept

Asked by Gaurav Avhad | 18th Mar, 2011, 08:21: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
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.If the work done by a force depends only on the initial and final states and not on the path taken, then it is a conservative force.

Examples of conservative force

  • force of gravity
  • coulomb's force in electrostatics
  • the elastic force in a spring


Hope this helps.

Answered by  | 22nd Mar, 2011, 11:46: AM

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