Problem Set 9: Physlet 1

Start

A cursor is shown in an x-y graph. The cursor can be dragged around the graph and its path is marked as it is moved.  The data is sent to a DataTable which shows x, y, and the value of the path integral, F.dl.  Data is shown for a cursor starting at x=5 and y=0.

Question

What is the value of F?  Is it conservative?


Physlet problem authored by Mario Belloni