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Divergence Peak  Alberta   #477
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Hooker Icefield

Height: 2827 m -> 9275 feet
Prominence?: 367 m  
Line Parent?: Alnus Peak (1.9 km away, at bearing 216 degrees)
Greater Parent: Alnus Peak (2.0 km away)

Location:   52.50107,-117.99097     52:30:04, -117:59:28   11U 432732 5817233 (10 km SE of Simon River Camp). (42 km S of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.12   AreaCode: FL27/FJ09
First Ascent: 1920 Interprovincial Boundary Commission
A rocky peak at the head of Divergence Creek, which flows into the Whirlpool R. The west face drops sharply into the lake.

Name Notes: Named in 1921 by Arthur O. Wheeler in 1921 because the Continental Divide suddenly diverges direction from SSW orientation to SSE at the summit of Divergence Peak.

In vector calculus, the divergence is an operator that measures a vector field's tendency to originate from or converge upon a given point. For instance, for a vector field that denotes the velocity of water flowing in a draining bathtub, the divergence would have a negative value over the drain because the water vanishes there (if we only consider two dimensions); away from the drain the divergence would be zero, since there are no other sinks or sources.

Maxwell's equasions, which are the foundation of electromagnetic theory, define gradient, divergence and curl in mathematical terms.

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