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Unformatted text preview: about its numerical value. To determine its numerical value requires either experimental data or geometrical reasoning. For example, in the generation of the equation x = at 2, because the factor is dimensionless, there is no way of determining it using dimensional analysis. The distance between two cities is 100 mi. The number of kilometers between the two cities is 1 2 3 33% 33% 33% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 1. smaller than 100 2. larger than 100 3. equal to 100 Because kilometers are shorter than miles, a larger number of kilometers is required for a given distance than miles....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2010 for the course PHYS 200 taught by Professor Davies during the Spring '08 term at Roger Williams.
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