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scalar function

[′skā·lər ′fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
A function from a vector space to its scalar field.
(physics)
A function of position and time whose value at each point is a scalar.
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Let [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] be p lines in a combinational circuit C implementing scalar function f and let note with [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] local functions of these p lines.
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This relationship is believed to correlate with the Riemann-Zeta function, a complex scalar function similar to the complex-scalar wave function of Schrodinger.
The scalar functions, as same lines of altitude and density are level lines [Math Encyclopedia, 1980]:
The possible current patterns are restricted by the requirement that the GL scalar function [psi] must be single-valued and infers a current flow of density [?
The text includes exercises and appended information on syntax and scalar functions supported by SQL.
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Enhanced SQL processing including statement caching for streamlined performance, additional scalar functions for compliance with evolving open standards, and "transaction sharing" to facilitate maintenance of non-SQL applications.