Rotor

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Rotor may refer to:

Science and technology[edit]

Engineering[edit]

Computing[edit]

  • Rotor machine, the rotating wheels used in certain cipher machines, such as the German Enigma machine
  • Rotor (software project), the former code name for Microsoft's shared source implementation of its Common Language Infrastructure

Chemistry[edit]

  • The rotating part of a centrifuge, which also holds the samples
  • Rigid rotor, a mathematical model for rotating systems (usually molecules)

Medicine[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

  • Rotor (mathematics), an n-blade object in geometric algebra, which rotates another n-blade object about a fixed or translated point
  • Curl (mathematics), known as rotor in some countries, a vector operator that shows a vector field's rate of rotation

Other uses[edit]