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Work done by different forces

  1. Oct 19, 2015 #1
    can you help me check if these two statements are true?
    1. work done by non-dissipative force is independent of the path that it takes ( ie: gravity)
    2. work done by dissipative force is dependent of the path that it takes (ie: friction)

    Huge thanks!
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 19, 2015 #2
    True. Although the convention is to call them conservative and non conservative forces.
     
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