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ERIC Number: EJ1052266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
The Units Tell You What to Do
Brown, Simon
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v2 n4 p91-100 2009
Many students have some difficulty with calculations. Simple dimensional analysis provides a systematic means of checking for errors and inconsistencies and for developing both new insight and new relationships between variables. Teaching dimensional analysis at even the most basic level strengthens the insight and confidence of students, and provides them with a tool that can be applied in almost any context.
Babes-Bolyai University. Kogainiceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca, 400084 Romania. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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