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is it true that potential energy is defined for conservative forces only?

is it true that potential energy is defined for conservative forces only?

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Aman Bansal
592 Points
10 years ago

Dear Neeraj,

Potential energy is energy which results from position or configuration. An object may have the capacity for doing work as a result of its position in a gravitational field (gravitational potential energy), an electric field (electric potential energy), or a magnetic field (magnetic potential energy). It may have elastic potential energy as a result of a stretched spring or other elastic deformation.

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