# The Average Divergence

The average divergence in a region is obtained by computing the total
divergence in the region and then dividing by the area of the region. In
formulas, the average divergence in an area *D* is:

## Question #3

- Use Maple to help you complete the
chart you were given by computing the average divergence
in a series of decreasing disks centered about the stable
equilibrium. (A bitmap version of the
chart is also available.)
- What is the limit of the average divergence over disks as the
radius of the disks shrink to zero? What is the meaning of this limit?

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Frederick J. Wicklin <fjw@geom.umn.edu>
Brian Burt<burt@geom.umn.edu>
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Last modified: Wed Mar 15 13:22:17 1995