# How to apply "Convective Operator" to a scalar field?

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 August 28, 2013, 09:20 How to apply "Convective Operator" to a scalar field? #1 New Member   Join Date: Aug 2013 Posts: 4 Rep Power: 5 I know how to apply the convective operator to a vector field: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ConvectiveOperator.html But I need to apply this operator to a scalar field (temperature). Anyone has a suggestion?

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 Originally Posted by sam_1982 I know how to apply the convective operator to a vector field: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ConvectiveOperator.html But I need to apply this operator to a scalar field (temperature). Anyone has a suggestion?
It is a scalar function therefore just write v.Grad T, for example in Cartesian Coordinates :

u dT/dx + v dT/dy + w dT/dz

 August 28, 2013, 10:56 #3 Senior Member   duri Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 160 Rep Power: 8 Look at the continuity equation it shows convective operator to density scalar field.

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