I am trying to summarise the concept of divergence.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Say I have a vector field, that is radially spreading outwards from the (0,0), but all vectors are equal in each point. So there are no deviations in magnitude in vectors(is that even possible?), but the field lines are spreading like in point charge.

Is this positive divergence? (At any point except the origin)

This question mainly popped out because, at electric field, you have spreading field lines. But this spreading is being compensated by the inverse-square law. Thus divergence is 0 at any point, except the origin.

This spreading of field lines is confusing me, how does this affect divergence?

Can you say, that the, lets say Electric flux is more "dense", if the electric field is stronger at that point? Is that right way of thinking?

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# I am trying to summarise the concept of divergence. Say I have a

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