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But can I think of the usual 3D representations of vector and scalar fields as manners of visualizing a three variable function?

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But can I think of the usual 3D representations of vector and scalar fields as manners of visualizing a three variable function?

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Any 3D representations of a 3D scalar or vector field on a 2D plane like your computer screen or a sheet of paper cannot be a continuous plot however, only some finite amount of points will be represented like the one in here:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d1/Vector_Field.gif

In the image above, the magnitude of each vector is represented by adding a colour dimension to the 3 spatial dimensions

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