Ask Questions, Get Answers

Want to ask us a question? Click here
Browse Questions
Home  >>  JEEMAIN and AIPMT  >>  Physics  >>  Class11  >>  Work, Power and Energy
0 votes

There will be an increase in potential energy of the system if work is done upon the system by

a) any conservative or non-conservative force

b) A conservative force

c) A non-conservative force

d) None of the above

Can you answer this question?

1 Answer

0 votes
Potential energy is related to only conservative forces.
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.
The concept on a conservative force applies to potential energy. Potential energy is associated with forces that act on a body in a way that depends only on the body's position in space.
Forces derivable from a potential are also called conservative forces.
answered Jul 17, 2013 by meena.p
edited Aug 25, 2014 by balaji.thirumalai

Related questions

Ask Question
student study plans
JEE MAIN, CBSE, NEET Mobile and Tablet App
The ultimate mobile app to help you crack your examinations
Get the Android App