Meaning of DIVERGENCE in English



In mathematics, a differential operator applied to a three-dimensional vector-valued function .

The result is a function that describes a rate of change. The divergence of a vector v is given by

in which v 1 , v 2 , and v 3 are the vector components of v , typically a velocity field of fluid flow.

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