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Conservation and Non-conservation energy

  1. Jan 19, 2008 #1
    My Teacher question is
    if the potential depends explicity on time t and/or on velocity v then energy of particle is not conserverd. Explain and prove.
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  3. Jan 20, 2008 #2


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    What are your ideas on this topic ?
  4. Jan 20, 2008 #3
    hmm im not too sure how right this is but

    any force crossed with the del operator equals 0 if a force is conservative

    which means it depends on position explicitly?
    ...hope that helps somehow
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