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## Divergence |

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The divergence of a differentiable vector field

In particular for a vector field in

the divergence is

Note that the divergence is a scalar function. It is invariant under orthogonal coordinate transformations.

Physical interpretation: The divergence of is the rate of outward flow per unit volume per unit time at

()

**see also:**

- Keyword: Differential operator

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