# Non-conservaite force and Kinetic Energy

by Oliviam12
Tags: energy, force, kinetic, nonconservaite
 P: 28 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data True/False If a non-conservative force acts on an object, its kinetic energy must increase. 2. Relevant equations ? 3. The attempt at a solution I don't really understand the question, especially the part about a non-conservative force? I thought all forces were conserved, or am I confusing that with something else? However, I think the answer might be True but, the only reasoning behing that is that kinetic energy seems like it would increase over any force...
 Mentor P: 13,624 Forces aren't conserved. Conserved quantities in classical physics include mass, energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum. What does your text say about nonconservative forces? What is a good example of a nonconservative force?
 P: 28 I don't really have a text yet... I am taking the class online and the online e-text is incompleate and unhelpful (I ordered a recommended book and it should be in within the week.) But, the only mention of nonconservative forces is "The work done by a nonconservative force depends on the path through which the force acts." and I read online that an example of a nonconservative force is friction.
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## Non-conservaite force and Kinetic Energy

Never mind, I just happened upon it online. Thanks anyway!

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