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Potential function

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If I know the potential function if a vector F can I calculate the line integral from point A to B using that potential function?

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Absolutely.
 
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just based on my understanding if I have the potential function then the line integral is just g(Q) - g(A). Where A is the starting point of the curve and Q is the ending point.. g is the potential function.. correct?
 
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Right again. The line integral is path independent if the vector field has a potential.
 

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