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non scalar [message #334598] Thu, 17 July 2008 05:24 Go to next message
ubsacc2004
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Hi,

may i know what is non-scalar means ?>

Thanks.
Re: non scalar [message #334599 is a reply to message #334598] Thu, 17 July 2008 05:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JRowbottom
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Anything other than a simple 1-dimensional variable.

A Scalar is a value that has only a size - like speed, or height. It's a simple numeric value.

A non-scalar would be a member of the set of all other types of value (vectors, matrices, complex numbers, hamiltonians.....)
Re: non scalar [message #334727 is a reply to message #334599] Thu, 17 July 2008 15:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
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You just WANT us to bite, right? Smile

ok: wtf are hamiltonians? Googled for it, but still did not make sense.

there. You happy now?!
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Re: non scalar [message #334740 is a reply to message #334727] Thu, 17 July 2008 15:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quantum mechanics?
Re: non scalar [message #334760 is a reply to message #334598] Thu, 17 July 2008 18:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ubsacc2004
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ooo hehe tks for all your reply. actually i just wan to know wat is the means of tis terms.i`m encountered this comment in 1 of the package of my ex-colleagues. tks.
Re: non scalar [message #334787 is a reply to message #334760] Fri, 18 July 2008 00:47 Go to previous message
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Ubsacc2004, would you mind to use English language next time you visit OraFAQ Forum, please?
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