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IEVref:102-03-34ID:
Language:enStatus: Standard
Term: polar vector
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Definition: in the three-dimensional Euclidean space, mathematical entity which can be represented by a vector independently of the space orientation

Note 1 to entry: The term "polar vector" is only used in place of the term "vector" to distinguish it from the term "axial vector".

Note 2 to entry: Examples of polar vectors are a geometric displacement and the gradient of a scalar field, and examples of polar vector quantities are velocity and electric field strength.


Publication date:2008-08
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Internal notes:2017-02-20: Editorial revisions in accordance with the information provided in C00019 (IEV 102) - evaluation. JGO
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