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* is the dot operator

What is the difference between \nabla * F and F * \nabla ?

What is \nabla ^2 F, where F is a vector field?

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* is the dot operator

What is the difference between \nabla * F and F * \nabla ?

What is \nabla ^2 F, where F is a vector field?

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∇²F for a vector field F is just the vector field with components ∇²(F_x), ∇²(F_y) and ∇²(F_z).

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How did you get the symbols to work?

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f*del can be thought of as the directional derivative in the direction of f

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