What is magnitude?

Asked by Sukrit Saha | 14th Apr, 2014, 12:11: PM

Expert Answer:

Magnitude is a quantitative aspect. It refers to the the amount of something.
Usually a vector quantity has both magnitude and direction.Where magnitude gives the quantity or amount.eg: For the statement -the pen is displaced by 5 cm towards left.The value 5 cm indicates the magnitude and left indicates the direction.
Here 5 cm.
Quantity with only magnitude is called scalar and quantity with both magnitude and direction is called a vector quantity.

Answered by  | 14th Apr, 2014, 12:35: PM

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