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.
planar English
Adjective
( en adjective)
Of or pertaining to a plane.
 A planar projection of a threedimensional object is its projection onto a plane.
Flat, twodimensional.
(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
Related terms
* plane


scalar Adjective
()
(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
Related terms
* vector
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