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9: Conservative Forces

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    A conservative force is a force with the property that the work done in moving a particle between two points is independent of the taken path.

    Thumbnail: A direct consequence of the closed path test is that the work done by a conservative force on a particle moving between any two points does not depend on the path taken by the particle. Image used with permission (Public Domain; CompuChip).