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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.
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It is the measure of scalar quantity that can be computed by measuring the distance between each pair of adjacent pixels present around the boundary of the region.
In tridimensional bodies the elastic state is described by a tensor (stress tensor), while in a one-dimensional body such as yarn a scalar quantity T (tension) is sufficient.
In this case the damage tensor can be expressed in terms of a scalar quantity and a unit vector, which is the orientation of the rotation symmetry axis.