Nonconservative Forces: Examples & Effects


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What happens to the energy in a system that is acted upon by a nonconservative force?

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1. In which of the following cases would a moving object not experience drag?

2. What is the main type of friction that occurs when rubbing your hands together?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz and worksheet, you'll be faced with topics surrounding moving objects, friction types, and nonconservative force.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to be examined about:

  • Energy impacted by nonconservative forces
  • Situations in which moving objects drag
  • Examples of the types of friction
  • What it's called when force changes depending on its path

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about nonconservative forces
  • Information recall -access the knowledge you've gained on forces that change according to the paths they take
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the types of friction

Additional Learning

Watch our affiliated video lesson, Nonconservative Forces: Examples & Effects, to get an even better understanding of nonconservative forces. This lesson will be on:

  • Tell-tale signs of whether or not a force is nonconservative
  • Principles of path dependence
  • Frictional forces
  • Another name for nonconservative forces