How does on check a force to see if the force is conservative (using the curl)?
Given a force how does one calculate the potential energy?
Are the following forces conservative
a) F(subx) = axz+bx+c, F(suby) = axz + bz, F(subz) = axy + by
b) F(a vector) = e(sub r) a/r where a, b, c are constants and e(sub r) is a unit vector© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 3, 2020, 7:20 pm ad1c9bdddf
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This solution defines conservative forces and lists their characteristic properties and also instructs on how to calculate potential energy with clear examples. It also distinguishes if Fx, Fz, Fy and F=e are conservative forces.