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If a force on an object is always directed along a line from the object to a given point, and the magnitude of the force depends only on the distance of the object from the point, the force is said to be a central force. Show that any central force is a conservative force.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

i really dont have a clue....

im guessing work done = force * distance

and F = ma might be used but i dont know how!

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# Conservative force

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