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Vector Fields

S. G. Rajeev

in Fluid Mechanics: A Geometrical Point of View

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198805021
eISBN:
9780191843136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805021.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The velocity of a fluid at each point of space-time is a vector field (or flow). It is best to think of it in terms of the effect of fluid flow on some scalar field. A vector field is thus a first ... More


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