What is magnitude?

Asked by rohanganu | 30th May, 2009, 10:37: PM

Expert Answer:

The magnitude of a object is its size: a property by which it can be larger or smaller than other objects of the same kind; in technical terms, an ordering of the class of objects to which it belongs.

A scalar is a variable that only has magnitude, e.g. a speed of 40 km/h. Compare it with vector, a quantity comprising both magnitude and direction, e.g. a velocity of 40km/h north.

Answered by  | 31st May, 2009, 10:00: AM

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