Pre-class Exercise #3: Conservative Forces

 

Force Field A Force Field B Force Field C Force Field D

 

You are given four force fields through which you are to drag an object. The table and the bar graph show the work associated with moving the charge around from one point to another. Which of the force fields can be represented by a potential energy function?  Explain your reasoning.

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This physlet problem was authored by Mario Belloni.