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Solution - When a Conservative Force Does Positive Work on a Body, the Potential Energy of the Body Increases/Decreases/Remains Unaltered. - CBSE (Science) Class 11 - Physics

ConceptThe Concept of Potential Energy

Question

Underline the correct alternative:

When a conservative force does positive work on a body, the potential energy of the body increases/decreases/remains unaltered.

Solution 1

Decreases

Explanation: A conservative force does a positive work on a body when it displaces the body in the direction of force. As a result, the body advances toward the centre of force. It decreases the separation between the two, thereby decreasing the potential energy of the body.

Solution 2

Potential energy of the body decreases, because the body in this case goes closer to the centre of the force.

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APPEARS IN

 NCERT Physics Textbook for Class 11 Part 1 (with solutions)
Chapter 6: Work, Energy and Power
Q: 6.1 | Page no. 135

Reference Material

Solution for question: When a Conservative Force Does Positive Work on a Body, the Potential Energy of the Body Increases/Decreases/Remains Unaltered. concept: The Concept of Potential Energy. For the courses CBSE (Science), CBSE (Arts), CBSE (Commerce)
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