Why is the divergence operation called the 'divergence?' What is the significance of this operation on a vector-valued function? And what about "the curl?" The curl seems self-explanatory (at least it does in electrodynamics), but I need someone to expound on 'the curl' as well.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Vector Calculus: Question about the origin of the term 'divergence'

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