Example 5: Conservative Forces

Path Integrals and Nonconservative Forces

Fx(x,y) =   Fy(x,y) =

 

Fx = 0   Fy=y Fx = x   Fy=y Fx = y   Fy=y*x Fx = x*x/4   Fy=y*y/4

Drag the crosshair cursor with the mouse.  Which of the following forces are conservative? The bar graph on the right displays the work done along path.