Mon April 14, 2014 By: Sukrit Saha

What is magnitude?

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Mon April 14, 2014
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 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.
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