scalar curl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From scalar + curl.

Noun[edit]

scalar curl (plural scalar curls)

  1. (mathematics) The coefficient of k in the three-dimensional curl of a two-dimensional vector field.
    Since the curl of the vector field \vec{F}=(xy,xy,0) is the vector field \vec{\nabla}\times\vec{F}=(0,0,y-x), the scalar curl of the vector field \vec{G}=(xy,xy) is the scalar field y-x\;.