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written by Wolfgang Christian
The Scalar Field Gradient Model displays the gradient of a scalar field using a numerical approximation to the partial derivatives.  This simple teaching model also shows how to display and model scalar and vector fields using the EJS.

The EJS Scalar Field Gradient Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_math_ScalarFieldGradient.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Computational Physics
Mathematical Tools
- Differential Equations
- Numerical Analysis
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license. Additional information is available.
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Wolfgang Christian
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Metadata instance created March 14, 2009 by Wolfgang Christian
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August 5, 2013 by Matt Mohorn
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December 16, 2008
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W. Christian, Computer Program SCALAR FIELD GRADIENT MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), WWW Document, (
W. Christian, Computer Program SCALAR FIELD GRADIENT MODEL, Version 1.0 (2008), <>.
APA Format
Christian, W. (2008). Scalar Field Gradient Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved April 20, 2014, from
Chicago Format
Christian, Wolfgang. "Scalar Field Gradient Model." Version 1.0. (accessed 20 April 2014).
MLA Format
Christian, Wolfgang. Scalar Field Gradient Model. Vers. 1.0. Computer software. 2008. Java 1.5. 20 Apr. 2014 <>.
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Scalar Field Gradient Model:

Is Based On Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool

The Easy Java Simulations Modeling and Authoring Tool is needed to explore the computational model used in the Scalar Field Gradient Model.

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