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Force of tension of spring and rope

  1. Jan 3, 2015 #1
    why is the tension force of spring conservative and tension force of rope not conservative ??
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  3. Jan 3, 2015 #2


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    Depends on the rope - some are stretchy and springy and the energy from extension can be recovered.

    But, have you ever tried to push a rope.?
  4. Jan 3, 2015 #3
    Mmm I don't think so , so you mean that tension force is conservative when the rope can be recovered and returned to its normal condition right ?
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