scalar field

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Noun1.scalar field - a field of scalars
field - (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1; "the set of all rational numbers is a field"
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As the scalar waves being studied belong to the massive scalar tachyons, the corresponding KGE is given by
In the next section, the discrete Green's functions and Huygens' principle for scalar waves and vector waves are formulated and derived.
Gbur presents a textbook on optics where the intensity of the field is zero and the phase therefore indeterminate, for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics and optics who have a working knowledge of electromagnetic and scalar waves, Fourier transforms, and ideally of Fourier optics.
Kallivokas, "Mixed unsplit-field perfectly matched layers for transient simulations of scalar waves in heterogeneous domains," Computational Geosciences, vol.
Gomez R, Winicour J (1992) Asymptotics of gravitational collapse of scalar waves. J.
Vieira and Bezerra [122] study "resonant frequencies, Hawking radiation and scattering of scalar waves ..." and find confluent Heun solutions.
In sections on acoustic waves in sonic crystals, elastic waves in phononic crystals, and wave phenomena in phononic crystals, he considers such topics as scalar waves in periodic media, sonic crystals, phononic crystals for surface and plate waves, coupling acoustic and elastic waves in phononic crystals, evanescent Bloch waves, and spatial and temporal dispersion.