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They and their deriva­ tives are also generally continuous so that a Taylor expansion can be used to relate mag­ nitude QB at a neighboring point B in terms of QA' the value at a given point A. Thus, Let B _ A. 23) The equation may be expressed alternatively in vector notation as dQ = VQ' ds in which VQ is the gradient vector already defined in Eq. 3 Scalar Field, Directional Derivative, Gradient Q(x + dx, y + dy, VQ Z 23 + dz) =Q(x, y, z) + dQ • Q(x, y, z) Fig. 5. Change of Q due to displacement.

Directional derivative; isolines and gradient lines. 24 Chapter 2 Kinematics of a Flow Field the magnitude of ds, then dQ ()Q dx ()Q dv -=--+--'--­ ax ds ds ay ds in which the geometrical derivatives are, with a being the angle between ds and the x axis, dx - == cosa; ds dv -'--- = ds . SIO a so that dQ ds dQ dQ . 26) This relationship can also be derived by dividing Eq. 24) by ds: dQ = VQ·e ds .. 27) where e.. = ds/ds = cos a i + sin a j is the unit vector in the direction of ds. dQ/ds is de­ fined as the directional derivative of Q in the direction of e,.

4. Cross product of A and B. 16) In cylindrical coordinates, Eqs. 15) are still valid ifi,j. 17) +(ArB8-~Br)ez At this point, it is appropriate to introduce the vector differential operator del, denoted by V, which is defined in Cartesian coordinates as d. V == I dx d. 19) dz V may operate on a vector field, say, the velocity vector V(x, y, z), in two different ways. The result of a dot product is a scalar quantity called the divergence of V: . 21) 22 Chapter 2 Kinematics of a Flow Field which is obtained following the expansion procedure described in Eq.

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