My textbook keeps on using the word potential, and I keep on thinking about potential energy U = m*g*h, but this is a MATH textbook. What is this thing called 'potential'? Intuitively, what is a potential function? What should I immediately think of?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# What is a potential function? I want to understand this intuitively!

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