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Curl and Divergence: If the the vector field F is velocity what is the physical interpretations of curl F and div F?

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  1. amistre64
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    oh comeon...thats in the next few chapters lol

  2. anonymous
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    div F refers to the amt of material coming in or out of a certain surface which is chosen

  3. anonymous
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    so the Flux?

  4. anonymous
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    its the volume integral of the div

  5. anonymous
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    Wait div of F is the amount going in or out so that is Flux right?

  6. anonymous
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    no flux is actually the volume integral of the div...physically u can see that divergence refers to how much of a sink or source of the field is present at that point

  7. anonymous
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    In this case the vector field is velocity so what does it mean the amount of velocity going in or out?

  8. anonymous
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    div is actually a representative indicator of how much is coming out or going in, and its volume integral is the amount that goes in or comes out

  9. anonymous
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    like this is generally studied as the velocity of a fluid, so the divergence refers to how much fluid is coming out or going out of that point

  10. anonymous
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    Since the curl is another vector what does it represent?

  11. anonymous
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    the curl is the tendency of the fluid to rotate about an axis

  12. anonymous
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    Nevermind

  13. anonymous
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    SO there can only one curl say of a tornado right? its the center point and it point down...

  14. anonymous
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    yeah..sort of..bt thats mechanical rotation as well

  15. anonymous
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    KK thank you.

  16. anonymous
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    hey romero divergence is the volume integral of flux..see flux shows how much is coming out of a particular surface..bt when u do a volume integral, it gives u d actual amt...sorry..

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