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Scalar field

  1. Jul 29, 2008 #1
    "A scalar field assigns every point in space to a scalar value"

    Would this be a correct definition of a scalar field?

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  3. Jul 29, 2008 #2

    nicksauce

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    I would say the correct definition would be "A scalar field assignes to every point in space a scalar value"

    It is a function from R^n->R not R->R^n, the latter being my interpretation of what you wrote.
     
  4. Jul 29, 2008 #3
    It need not to be from R^n -> R. It could be from some space M, and into some field F.

    But of cause yours is the simplest example
     
  5. Jul 29, 2008 #4

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    True.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2008 #5
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