The Magnitude of the Position Vector calculator computes the magnitude of a vector base on three Cartesian coordinates
INSTRUCTIONS: Choose units and enter the following:
Position Vector Magnitude |V|: The calculator returns the magnitude in kilometers. However this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.
Theis often use to compute the distance of an object (e.g. satellite) from the center of gravity of the system (e.g. the center of the Earth). Position vectors are based on length units. The most common units in aerospace are kilometers and nautical miles.
`|V| = sqrt(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)`