Hello everyone, I have a question about conservative forces.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I am given a function F = -kx^2 + ax^2 + bx^4, where a, b, and k are constants. I am asked to determine if this force is conservative or not, I don't know know how to prove this mathematically or theoretically. Please help!

In this particular example the force is a spring force, spring forces aren't always conservative are they?

Thanks

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# Conservative forces

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