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Changing electric field

  1. Sep 3, 2005 #1
    can we say that changing electric fields are non conservative in nature . if yes what does this mean and why this happens
    please help me
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  3. Sep 3, 2005 #2


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    I don't think we can say that it is non-conservative, because at any given instant it is conservative. It is only if we begin looking at [itex]\vec{E}(\vec{r},t)[/itex] that it becomes non-conservative, as the work integral now depends on path.
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