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How do you find magnitude

  1. Nov 19, 2006 #1
    how do you find magnitude

    how do you find magnitude?
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2006 #2

    PhanthomJay

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    Magnitude means "How much?". If you are traveling at a velocity of 5 miles per hour east, the magnitude of the velocity is 5 miles per hour. (The direction of the velocity is east). Or if someone pushed you with a force of 50 pounds, the magnitude of the force is 50 pounds. Or if it took you 60 seconds to brush your teeth, the magnitude of the elapsed time is 60 seconds.
     
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