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Scalar field

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  1. a mapping of scalar values to points in a space

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 2, 2008
  2. In mathematics, or more specifically, differential geometry, the set of functions defined on a manifold define the commutative ring of functions

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  3. In mathematics and physics, a scalar field associates a scalar value, which can be either mathematical in definition, or physical, to every point in space. Scalar fields are often used in physics, for instance to indicate the temperature distribution

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  4. Just as the concept of a scalar in mathematics is identical to the concept of a scalar in physics, so also the scalar field defined in differential geometry is identical to, in the abstract, to the (unquantized) scalar fields of physics

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  5. a function from Rn to R. That is, it is a function defined on the n-dimensional Euclidean space with real values

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