Magnitude

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Mia Navarro 1D
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Magnitude

Postby Mia Navarro 1D » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:06 pm

During discussion, I heard, “If both the cathode and anode energies are positive, you should lower the magnitude.” What is magnitude exactly, and how do you lower it?

Dylan Mai 1D
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Re: Magnitude

Postby Dylan Mai 1D » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:28 pm

I would guess that magnitude is something like their voltages

Katie Lam 1B
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Re: Magnitude

Postby Katie Lam 1B » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:26 pm

Magnitude would refer to the distance from zero. For example, -5 and 5 are the same magnitude. However, -6 is a greater distance from 0 than +4, so the magnitude is greater.


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