Divergence theorem

  • #1
HI experts
i want to know the physical significance of divergence theorem i.e how volume integral changes to surface integral - how can i explain in simple words.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
arildno
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Gold Member
Dearly Missed
9,970
132
HI experts
i want to know the physical significance of divergence theorem i.e how volume integral changes to surface integral - how can i explain in simple words.
Hi!
Basically, the divergence can be thought of as the (relative) rate of change of volume.

But, we may do this in another way, namely by calculating the net flux across the original surface.
 
  • #3
thanks alot
 

Related Threads on Divergence theorem

  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
783
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
Replies
2
Views
857
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Replies
7
Views
1K
Top