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Problem: Which of the following statements is/are true?Check all that apply.A) A conservative force permits a two-way conversion between kinetic and potential energies.B) A potential energy function can be specified for a conservative force.C) A nonconservative force permits a two-way conversion between kinetic and potential energies.D) The work done by a conservative force depends on the path taken.E) The work done by a nonconservative force depends on the path taken.F) A potential energy function can be specified for a nonconservative force.

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A conservative force field has no disruptive forces.

This implies that it is impossible to have a two-way conversion between kinetic and potential energies. 

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Which of the following statements is/are true?
Check all that apply.


A) A conservative force permits a two-way conversion between kinetic and potential energies.
B) A potential energy function can be specified for a conservative force.
C) A nonconservative force permits a two-way conversion between kinetic and potential energies.
D) The work done by a conservative force depends on the path taken.
E) The work done by a nonconservative force depends on the path taken.
F) A potential energy function can be specified for a nonconservative force.

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