- #1

- 139

- 0

## Homework Statement

A force in the xy plane is given by F = A(10ai + 3xj), where A and a are constants, F is in newtons and x is in meters. Suppose that the force acts on a particle as it moves from an initial position x = 4m, y = 1m to a final position x = 4m, y = 4m. Show that this force is not conservative by computing the work done by the force for at least two different paths.

## Homework Equations

W = integral of f dx

## The Attempt at a Solution

I basically integrated and got W = A(10axi + 3/2 x^2j)

I'm not sure how to exactly calculate the work done across the paths though.

thanks.