Dimensional Analysis

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Dimensional Analysis

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  1. Dimensional Analysis

    Slide 1 - Dimensional Analysis

    • Conversion of Units
  2. What is Dimensional Analysis?

    Slide 2 - What is Dimensional Analysis?

    • A way to convert units of measurement.
    • Can convert any unit to another unit.
    • Can convert any form of unit under the same dimension.
  3. Dimensional Analysis Rules

    Slide 3 - Dimensional Analysis Rules

    • Read the problem. Ex: 12 in. = ? ft.
    • Identify the original unit and the new unit. Ex. Inches = original unit. Feet = new unit.
    • Decide on the conversion factors. 1 ft. = 12 in.
    • Set up the problem so the units will cancel diagonally.
    • Simplify the expressions.
  4. REMEMBER! IMPERATIVE RULE!

    Slide 4 - REMEMBER! IMPERATIVE RULE!

  5. 10 lives = _____ coins

    Slide 5 - 10 lives = _____ coins