With regard to speed, we can correlate the magnitude with the size and speed of the object as it travels.

What is Magnitude Physics

Quantification is a fundamental term in physics. Magnitude refers to the general quantity or distance. With respect to the aspects of motion, we can correlate the magnitude with the shape and speed of an object during motion.

For example, 12 m, 9 m and 4 m are the three sides of a triangle. The perimeter of a triangle is the sum of all the sides - 12m+9m+4m=25m. In this case, we just add the magnitude, but the unit remains the same.

What is magnitude physics when an earthquake occurs?

During an earthquake, energy is released generating seismic waves, which travel in all directions causing vibrations.

How to calculate the magnitude of a vector?

Vector quantities have magnitude as well as direction. Some vector quantities are displacement, velocity, acceleration, force, etc. We call the magnitude of the vector its absolute value.