Scalar may refer to:
  • Scalar (mathematics)
    Scalar (mathematics)
    In linear algebra, real numbers are called scalars and relate to vectors in a vector space through the operation of scalar multiplication, in which a vector can be multiplied by a number to produce another vector....

    , a quantity used to multiply vectors in the context of vector spaces
  • Scalar (physics)
    Scalar (physics)
    In physics, a scalar is a simple physical quantity that is not changed by coordinate system rotations or translations , or by Lorentz transformations or space-time translations . This is in contrast to a vector...

    , a quantity which is independent of specific classes of coordinate systems
  • Scalar (computing)
    Scalar (computing)
    In computing, a scalar variable or field is one that can hold only one value at a time; as opposed to composite variables like array, list, hash, record, etc. In some contexts, a scalar value may be understood to be numeric. A scalar data type is the type of a scalar variable...

    , an atomic quantity that can hold only one value at a time

See also

  • Scalar product, also known as the dot product
    Dot product
    In mathematics, the dot product or scalar product is an algebraic operation that takes two equal-length sequences of numbers and returns a single number obtained by multiplying corresponding entries and then summing those products...

  • Inner product space
    Inner product space
    In mathematics, an inner product space is a vector space with an additional structure called an inner product. This additional structure associates each pair of vectors in the space with a scalar quantity known as the inner product of the vectors...

  • Scalar field
    Scalar field
    In mathematics and physics, a scalar field associates a scalar value to every point in a space. The scalar may either be a mathematical number, or a physical quantity. Scalar fields are required to be coordinate-independent, meaning that any two observers using the same units will agree on the...

  • Pseudoscalar
    In physics, a pseudoscalar is a quantity that behaves like a scalar, except that it changes sign under a parity inversion such as improper rotations while a true scalar does not.The prototypical example of a pseudoscalar is the scalar triple product...

  • Scalar prostoległy
  • Scalar processor
    Scalar processor
    Scalar processors represent the simplest class of computer processors. A scalar processor processes one datum at a time . , a scalar processor is classified as a SISD processor .In a vector processor, by contrast, a single instruction operates simultaneously on multiple data items...


  • Pterophyllum scalare (Lichtenstein, 1823), a species of freshwater angelfish
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