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Dimensional Analysis

Dimensional Analysis

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Discuss the difference between the terms "unit" and "dimension".
Introduce Dimensional Analysis and provide an example of how it can be used.

Their is a difference between the unit used in a measurement and its dimension. A meter, foot, inch, and centimeter are all different units, but they share the same dimension. Knowing a unit's dimension is useful because it permits a "dimensional analysis" to be conducted.

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