L3-_Unit_Dimension

# L3-_Unit_Dimension - UNITS & DIMENSIONS LEARNING OBJECTIVES...

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UNITS & DIMENSIONS

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES By the end of this topic, you should be able: Understand the units & dimensions and how to convert the one unit system to another unit system
What are units and dimensions? Dimensions basic concepts of measurements are mass, length, time and temperature. The other dimensions are obtained from multiplying or dividing the above basic dimension. e.g. velocity (length/time) etc. Units means of expressing the dimensions base, multiple and derived Table 2.3-1, Page 11 (Felder) UNITS AND DIMENSIONS

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UNITS AND DIMENSIONS System of Units System International (SI) e.g. meter, kilogram CGS e.g. centimeter, gram American Engineering Systems e.g. foot, pound-mass lb m , second
UNITS AND DIMENSIONS Quantity Unit Symbol Mass (M) kilogram (SI) gram (CGS) pound-mass (AES) kg g lb m Length (L) meter (SI) centimeter (CGS) foot (AES) m cm ft Time (T) second for all unit systems s Temperature Kelvin (SI and CGS) Fahrenheit (AES) K o F

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## This note was uploaded on 03/20/2010 for the course IMSE tb1073 taught by Professor Musharaf during the Spring '10 term at University of Malaya.

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