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# Conservative Forces and Potential Energy


$$\vec{F} = -\frac{\partial U}{\partial x}\hat{i} - \frac{\partial U}{\partial y}\hat{j} - \frac{\partial U}{\partial z}\hat{k}$$

Firstly why isn't it this instead


I'm quite new with partial derivates so a brief explanation of them would be helpful

3 years, 4 months ago

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