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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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Page 0 Objectives (This page)
Page 1 Single unit conversion
Page 2 Converting Fractional units
Page 3 Doing conversions with units raised to powers.
Team Activity
Some notes Solve single unit conversion.
Solve fractional unit conversion.
Solve conversions where the units are raised to a power.
Conversion Fact Sheet - Do not memorize. You will get this for the quiz.
Solutions to the workbook problems

Students should be able to:

  • Convert between single units using dimensional analysis. (e.g. converting miles to cm)
  • Convert between fractional units using dimensional analysis (e.g. m/s to miles/h )
  • Convert between units that require powers. (e.g. gallons to ft3 or acres to cm2.)
  • You will given a conversion sheet so you do not need to memorize the values on the conversion sheet.


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by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)