scalar variable


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scalar variable

In programming, a variable that contains only one value. See scalar.
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Scalar variables are used for ease of understanding for example air temperatures, wind speed and precipitation.
New information has been added on such topics as droplet-droplet interactions, the use of the mass-flux potential, conserved scalar variables, spatial averaging and the formulation of the multicontinua equations, the confluence of spatial averagings for sprays and filtering for turbulence, direct numerical simulations and large-eddy simulations for turbulent sprays, and high-pressure vaporization processes.