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Homework Help: Conservative force

  1. Jul 15, 2008 #1
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    I found this question (pic) how do I check if a force is conservative or not?

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  3. Jul 15, 2008 #2

    rock.freak667

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    If I remember correctly, forces which conserve mechanical energy are conservative forces.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2008 #3
    isn't there a mathematic proof to a conservative forces?
     
  5. Jul 16, 2008 #4

    rock.freak667

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    Well there is a proof but I was never taught things like curl and line integrals so...

    But I see that Wikipedia has something on the proof.
     
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