Planar vs Scalar - What's the difference?

planar | scalar |

As adjectives the difference between planar and scalar

is that planar is of or pertaining to a plane while scalar is (mathematics) having magnitude but not direction.

As a noun scalar is

(mathematics) a quantity that has magnitude but not direction; compare vector.




(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to a plane.
  • A planar projection of a three-dimensional object is its projection onto a plane.
  • Flat, two-dimensional.
  • (graph theory, of a graph) Able to be embedded in the plane with no edges intersecting.
  • A complete graph with more than four nodes is never planar .
  • (transistor chip, semiconductor devices) Having a flat profile, not etched into a mesa.
  • Derived terms

    * antiplanar * nonplanar * synplanar



    (wikipedia scalar)


  • (mathematics) Having magnitude but not direction
  • (computer science) Consisting of a single value (e.g. integer or string) rather than multiple values (e.g. array)
  • Of, or relating to scale
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mathematics) A quantity that has magnitude but not direction; compare vector
  • (electronics) An amplifier whose output is a constant multiple of its input
  • Anagrams

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