Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Magnitude vs Direction

  1. Sep 21, 2010 #1
    What is the difference? I think magnitude is the distance from x right? But what is distance? total length traveled?
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 21, 2010 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Before people start galloping off in all different directions with their answers, it might help if you clarify your question. Are you asking about vectors, by any chance? Are you asking about direction (what you have in the title) or about distance (what you have in your actual post)?
  4. Sep 21, 2010 #3
    Whoops, yea it is vectors. and it is magnitude and direction.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook