Example 5: Conservative Forces

Path Integrals and Potential Energy

U(x,y) =  

 

U(x,y) = x U(x,y) = x*x U(x,y) = x*y U(x,y) = x*x+y*y

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.