What is conservative force? - Mechanics

Q.  The force for which work done is independent of  _______ is called as conservative force.
- Published on 18 Sep 15

a. distance
b. path
c. time
d. all of the above

ANSWER: path


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 15 Dec 15
    - Conservative force: If the work done by a particle is independent of the path followed from position 1 to position 2 is said to be conservative.

    - This force only depends upon position of the particle.

    - Gravity force, spring force, elastic force are examples of conservative force.

    - The work done is stored as potential energy, if a particle moves under the action of conservative force.

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