Conservative Forces: Examples & Effects


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What exactly is a conservative force conserving?

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1. What do we call a force when the work done by it does not rely on the route the object the force is applied to travels?

2. To see the energy conserved by a conservative force, we need to look at the work done by that force. What is true about the work done by both the force due to gravity and the elastic spring force?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can be used to determine your understanding conservative force. Topics you will need to be familiar with to pass the quiz include conservative force conserving and force due to gravity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will gauge your understanding of:

  • Conservative forces
  • Force due to gravity
  • Elastic spring force

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - pull the most important information from the discussion of conservative forces
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding elastic spring force and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about force due to gravity

Additional Learning

To learn more about conservative forces, review the lesson on Conservative Forces: Examples & Effects. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe conservative forces
  • Understand compression principles
  • Learn about the principles of elastic spring force
  • Explain force due to gravity
  • Define potential energy