vorticity

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vor·tic·i·ty

 (vôr-tĭs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. vor·tic·i·ties
1. Physics A measure of the rate of rotational spin in a fluid.
2. Meteorology A measure of the spin of an air mass such as a low- or high-pressure weather system.

vorticity

(vɔːˈtɪsɪtɪ)
n
(General Physics) physics the state of a fluid in rotation
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In general because (1) is a scalar equation it is only applicable for vorticity-free flows [nabla] v = 0, for then we can write v = [nabla]u, and then (1) can always be solved to determine the time evolution of u(r, t) given an initial form at some time [t.
In general because (1) is a scalar equation it is only applicable for vorticity-free flows [nabla] x v = 0, for then we can write v = [nabla]u, and then (1) can always be solved to determine the time evolution of u(r, t) given an initial form at some time [t.