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This text is meant to accompany class discussions. It is not everything there is to know about the basics of dimensional analysis. It is meant as a  prep for class.

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Team Activity
Some notes Solve single unit conversion.
Solve fractional unit conversion.
Solve conversions where the units are raised to a power.
This is the same video note that is embedded below.
Conversion Fact Sheet
Selected solutions
Solutions to the workbook problems

Students should be able to:

  • Identify numerical prefixes and suffixes
  • Relate numerical prefixes and suffixes to quantities such as hundreds, thousands, millions etc.
  • Convert between units using dimensional analysis
  • Calculate a conversions factor from dimensional analysis
  • Solve word problems using dimensional analysis
  • Convert between g and kg without the fact sheet.
  • Convert between cm, m and km without the fact sheet.


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