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jbriggs444

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The difference that I see is whether the force falls within the same sub-space as the motion. How can you have an inner product space if you can't figure out what space you are talking about?I have been told that force in #1 is not conservative because we only know the force on the circle which can be considered 1-dimensional and not anywhere else.

Yet i am also told that the spring force is conservative despite only knowing the force in 1-dimension and not anywhere else.

I fail to see the difference between the 2 cases