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Nabla

The nabla operator is used to simplify notations when x-, y- and z-components can occur.

 


Explanation

The symbol is used in vector calculus in three distinct differential operators for the gradient f, for the divergence ∇⋅, and for the rotation ∇×.

 


Example 1

The Laplacian Δ is a differential operator given by the divergence of the gradient of a function f  on Euclidean space

 


Extra informatiion

The Scottish physicist Peter Tait (1831 - 1901) has suggested the nabla symbol.

 


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