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If I apply the Divergence Operator on the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation, I get this equation:

$$\nabla ^2P = -\rho \nabla \cdot \left [ V \cdot \nabla V \right ]$$

In 2D cartesian coordinates (x and y), I am supposed to get:

$$\nabla ^2P = -\rho \left[ \left( \frac {\partial u} {\partial x} \right) ^2 + 2 \left (\frac{\partial u}{\partial y} \frac{\partial v}{\partial x} \right ) + \left ( \frac {\partial v}{\partial y} \right )^2 \right ] $$

Where does this term come from $$2 \left ( \frac{\partial u}{\partial y} \frac{\partial v}{\partial x} \right )$$?

Any guidance would be helpful. Thanks!

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# Divergence Operator on the Incompressible N-S Equation

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