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Scalar function satisfying div f=F

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rammer
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Mar14-12, 04:05 PM
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What's the algorithm for finding scalar function satisfying div f=F if I know vector F?
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There isn't one. div is not defined on scalars and the divergence of a vector would be a scalar. What did you really mean to ask?
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Sorry, I meant grad f=F, and I want to get scalar function f from vector F (for instance electric potential from electric intensity).

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Scalar function satisfying div f=F

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Sorry, I meant grad f=F, and I want to get scalar function f from vector F (for instance electric potential from electric intensity).
Look at the following link for an example:

http://www.math.wisc.edu/~conrad/f07/potentials.pdf
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thanks, that's exactly what i was looking for


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