## Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 7 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 125: 1

#### Answer

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#### Work Step by Step

Figure a is conservative, for the length and the direction of the arrows is not changing. Figure b is a non-conservative field. While Vector Calculus helps to understand exactly why this is non-conservative, a simple explanation would be that the arrows are changing in magnitude.

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