﻿

# vector field

a) A construction in which each point in a Euclidean space is associated with a vector; a function whose range is a vector space.
b) A function which associates, to each point on a surface, a vector in the tangent plane of that point.

Wikipedia foundation.

### Look at other dictionaries:

• Vector field — In mathematics a vector field is a construction in vector calculus which associates a vector to every point in a (locally) Euclidean space.Vector fields are often used in physics to model, for example, the speed and direction of a moving fluid… …   Wikipedia

• vector field — vektorinis laukas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. vector field vok. Vektorfeld, n rus. векторное поле, n pranc. champ de vecteurs, m; champ vectoriel, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

• vector field — /ˈvɛktə fild/ (say vektuh feeld) noun a region, each point of which is characterised by a definite value of some vector quantity; a field of force …   Australian English dictionary

• vector field — Math., Physics. a region, domain, set, etc., with a vector assigned at each point; vector function. * * * …   Universalium

• vector field — noun Date: circa 1922 a set of vectors that is defined in relation to a function such that each point of the function is associated with a vector from the set …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• vector field — noun or vector point : an aggregate of vectors which is defined at the various points of a curve or surface or region of space and in which one of the aggregate is associated with each point of the curve, surface, or region …   Useful english dictionary

• Vector field reconstruction — [ [http://prola.aps.org/pdf/PRE/v51/i5/p4262 1 Global Vector Field Reconstruction from a Chaotic Experimental Signal in Copper Electrodissolution.] Letellier C, Le Sceller L , Maréchal E, Dutertre P, Maheu B, Gouesbet G, Fei Z, Hudson JL.… …   Wikipedia

• Vector-field consistency — [ designation coined by L. Veiga. ] is a consistency model for replicated data (e.g., objects), described in the paper by cite paper | author=Nuno Santos, Luís Veiga, Paulo Ferreira | date=2007 | title=Vector Field Consistency for Adhoc Gaming|… …   Wikipedia

• Vector Field Histogram — In robotics, Vector Field Histogram (VFH) is a real time motion planning algorithm proposed by Johann Borenstein and Yoram Koren in 1991.cite journal author = Borenstein, J. coauthors = Koren, Y. year = 1991 title = The vector field histogram… …   Wikipedia

• vector field direction — vektorinio lauko kryptis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. vector field direction vok. Vektorfeldrichtung, f rus. направление векторного поля, n pranc. direction du champ vectoriel, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas