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.
Of or pertaining to a plane.
(graph theory, of a graph) Able to be embedded in the plane with no edges intersecting.
- A planar projection of a three-dimensional object is its projection onto a plane.
(transistor chip, semiconductor devices) Having a flat profile, not etched into a mesa.
- A complete graph with more than four nodes is never planar .
(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
(mathematics) A quantity that has magnitude but not direction; compare vector
(electronics) An amplifier whose output is a constant multiple of its input