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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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10) indicates that the gravitational field obtained from the 5D fully covariant K-K theory with a scalar field is influenced by the scalar field <J>.
Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) Quantum's plans to make the LTO-7 technology available in its solutions, including its Scalar and StorNext AEL tape libraries, and the benefits to customers from such plans, 2) the availability of such solutions and 3) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such solutions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor.
which states the the charge scalar ([rho]) is a field propagating with speed of light.
Definitions of a scalar damage parameter, a vectorial damage parameter, and a damage tensor are given, based on the mesoscopic distribution function.
According to these definitions, the diffracted field at a given point P(r,[phi]) must obey the scalar wave equation,
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Comprehensive RESTful Web Services and Most Efficient Energy Usage The addition of RESTful web services enables Scalar i6000 users to automate configuration and administrative tasks, thereby saving time and money.
This barrier-free sclability gives users a much wider practical scalability range than alternative approaches--the new Scalar i2000, for example, can grow from 100 tapes to more than 2,000 in a single, high performance library.
Key words: boundary value theory; circular apertures; diffraction; Kirchhoff; near zone; optics; polarization; Rayleigh; Sommerfeld; scalar wave functions; slits.
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1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chelsio Communications, a leading provider of 10Gb Ethernet Unified Wire adapters and ASICs, today announced its Unified Storage Router (USR-1100) appliance has been fully certified as an iSCSI-to-SAS bridging solution for Quantum's entry-level Scalar i40/i80 and mid-range Scalar i500 tape libraries.