Question

# If U1,U2,U3 represent the potential energy differences for moving a particle from A to B along three different paths 1,2 & 3 (as shown in the figure) in the gravitational field of point mass m, find the correct relation between U1,U2 & U3. U1=U2=U3U1>U2>U3U1<U2<U3U1>U2<U3

Solution

## The correct option is A U1=U2=U3Gravitational potential energy is path independent because gravitational force is conservative in nature. Thus, U1=U2=U3

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