Definition of vector field in English:

vector field

Syllabification: vec·tor field


  • A function of a space whose value at each point is a vector quantity.
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    • The Hart algorithm first calculates a velocity vector field using standard cross-correlation and then subdivides the initial areas of interrogation and calculates new estimates of flow velocities within each of the subdivided areas.
    • We find that our vector field must be less than ten percent of the Planck scale, the fundamental unit in physics where gravity and quantum mechanics come together.
    • A vector field is created by assigning vectors to each point.

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