In topography, the line of greatest slope is a curve following the steepest slope. It is always orthogonal to the contour lines. Mathematically it is determined by the gradient of the height, taken as a potential field, so the lines of greatest slope are analogous to lines of force.
If inertial forces and terrain roughness are set side, a ball rolling down a slope, or water flowing down, will follow the line of greatest slope.
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