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scalar

 [ska´lar]
1. a physical quantity specified by a single number (a magnitude or point on a scale), such as mass or temperature. See also vector.
2. pertaining to a scalar quantity.

scalar

/sca·lar/ (ska´ler)
1. a quantity that has magnitude only (as opposed to also having direction), such as mass or temperature. Cf. vector.
2. pertaining to such a quantity.

scalar

describes a variable, quantity or measurement that has only magnitude (size), i.e. no directional component. Can be added arithmetically. Examples are area, speed, temperature.

scalar

in electrocardiography, a single magnitude value of a recorded electrical potential, expressed in millivolts.
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Therefore, according to this solution with the constants obtained, the gravitational, electromagnetic, and scalar fields of a charged spherically symmetric object are completely determined from the charge and mass of the object.
Also illustrated in the inset of Figure 4 is how the ignition delay time is affected by the scalar dissipation rate.
A set of 3-phasors composes a 3D complex space C(3) with complex scalar product [1]
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where the metric and scalar field solutions of the 5D fully covariant K-K theory are given by [23]
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and hence it follows at once that the scalar field specified by Eqs.
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Thus, the quaternionic Maxwell equation and continuity equation predict that there exist a scalar wave propagating with speed of light.