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anban

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## Homework Statement

I know you can find the gradient of a scalar using partial derivatives. Does it make sense to find the gradient of a vector, however?

A homework problem of mine asks to find the gradient of a vector. I'm starting to think it's a trick question...

## Homework Equations

∇ dot V = the divergence of V

∇ cross V = the curl of V

## The Attempt at a Solution

The equations above lead me believe that it doesn't make sense to take the gradient of a vector , but the gradient operator

*can*be used in combination with a dot product or cross product to give similar information about the way a function behaves (divergence and curl). So, perhaps divergence and curl are like the vector version of a gradient?