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IEVref: | 102-03-34 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: 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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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.