-Relating Conservative Force and Potential Energy -Energy diagrams and Equilibrium. AP Physics C Mrs. Coyle. A Force is “Conservative” if:. “ the work this force does on an object that moves between two points depends only on the position of these two points and not on the path.”
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AP Physics CMrs. Coyle
ΔU is the change in potential energy of the system
xmax and –xmax :
A single conservative force acting on a particle varies as F=(-Ax+Bx2 )i N, where A and B are constants and x is in meters.
a) Calculate the potential energy function taking U=0 at x=0
b) Find the change in potential energy and change in kinetic energy as the particle moves from x=2.00m to x=3.00m