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A scalar-valued function of the points of a domain in some space, such as the temperature or the density field inside a body.

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The scalar fields are the scalars in the algebra of tensor fields, cf. Scalar.

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Scalar field. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Scalar_field&oldid=12207