Conservative and non conservative fields

1. Jan 10, 2015

oreo

Is magnetic field conservative or non- conservative field? I think that it should be conservative but not sure.

2. Jan 10, 2015

Doug Huffman

I believe that a practical definition of conservative field asks conservative of what? A conservative field conserves energy.

3. Jan 10, 2015

oreo

Yes I did mean energy!

4. Jan 10, 2015

jfizzix

If one can clearly define a potential energy due to the magnetic force, then the magnetic force field would be conservative.