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Student[VectorCalculus]

 ScalarPotential
 compute the scalar potential of a vector field

 Calling Sequence ScalarPotential(v)

Parameters

 v - vector field or Vector-valued procedure; specify the components of the vector field

Description

 • The ScalarPotential(v) calling sequence computes the scalar potential of the vector field $v$.  This is a function $f$ such that $\mathrm{Gradient}\left(f\right)=v$.  If a scalar potential does not exist, NULL is returned.
 • If $v$ is a vector field, an algebraic expression is returned. If $v$ is a Vector-valued procedure, a procedure is returned.

Examples

 > $\mathrm{with}\left(\mathrm{Student}\left[\mathrm{VectorCalculus}\right]\right):$
 > $v≔\mathrm{VectorField}\left(⟨x,y,z⟩\right)$
 > $\mathrm{ScalarPotential}\left(v\right)$
 $\frac{{{x}}^{{2}}}{{2}}{+}\frac{{{y}}^{{2}}}{{2}}{+}\frac{{{z}}^{{2}}}{{2}}$ (1)
 > $\mathrm{Gradient}\left(\right)$
 > $v≔\mathrm{VectorField}\left(⟨y,-x,0⟩\right)$
 > $\mathrm{ScalarPotential}\left(v\right)$
 > $\mathrm{den}≔{x}^{2}+{y}^{2}+{z}^{2}$
 ${\mathrm{den}}{≔}{{x}}^{{2}}{+}{{y}}^{{2}}{+}{{z}}^{{2}}$ (2)
 > $\mathrm{ScalarPotential}\left(\left(x,y,z\right)↦\frac{⟨x,y,z⟩}{\mathrm{den}}\right)$
 $\left({x}{,}{y}{,}{z}\right){↦}\frac{{\mathrm{ln}}{}\left({{x}}^{{2}}{+}{{y}}^{{2}}{+}{{z}}^{{2}}\right)}{{2}}$ (3)
 > $\mathrm{SetCoordinates}\left(\mathrm{spherical}\left[r,\mathrm{\phi },\mathrm{\theta }\right]\right)$
 ${{\mathrm{spherical}}}_{{r}{,}{\mathrm{\phi }}{,}{\mathrm{\theta }}}$ (4)
 > $v≔\mathrm{VectorField}\left(⟨r,0,0⟩\right)$
 > $\mathrm{ScalarPotential}\left(v\right)$
 $\frac{{{r}}^{{2}}}{{2}}$ (5)