conservative force field

conservative force field

[kən′sər·və·tiv ′fȯrs ‚fēld]
(mechanics)
A field of force in which the work done on a particle in moving it from one point to another depends only on the particle's initial and final positions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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