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Conceptual conservative problem

  1. Mar 26, 2009 #1
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    Tell whether each of the following forces are conservative or non-conservative.
    a) the force applied by the club to a golf ball during a tee shot
    b) the force of gravity on the ball during flight
    c) the drag force by the air on the ball during flight


    attempt.

    1) non conservative.
    2) conservative.
    3) conservative.

    Not sure how to reason on why they are. This is just a hunch.
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2009 #2

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    What does it mean when a force is conservative?
     
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