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Conservative and non conservative fields

  1. Jan 10, 2015 #1
    Is magnetic field conservative or non- conservative field? I think that it should be conservative but not sure.
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  3. Jan 10, 2015 #2

    Doug Huffman

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    I believe that a practical definition of conservative field asks conservative of what? A conservative field conserves energy.
  4. Jan 10, 2015 #3
    Yes I did mean energy!
  5. Jan 10, 2015 #4


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