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# Work done by the conservative force on a system is equal to

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the change in kinetic energy of the system
b
the change in potential energy of the system
c
the change in total mechanical energy of the system
d
none of the above
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Correct option is B

We know that dU = -dWWhere dU = Change in potential energyand dW = Work done by conservative forcesHence, work done by conservative forces on a system is equal to the negative of the change in potential energy

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