Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 6 - Work and Energy - Questions: 9

Answer

There are three forces acting on the book: 1) The applied force supplied by the human, upward, is nonconservative. 2) The gravitational force, directed downward, is conservative. 3) The air resistance (directed opposite to the velocity of the book, so mostly downward) is nonconservative.

Work Step by Step

Non-conservative forces are path dependent, conservative forces are path-independent.
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