ERIC Number: EJ646087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Dimensional Analysis: an Elegant Technique for Facilitating the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling.
Fay, Temple H.; Joubert, Stephan V.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v33 n2 p280-293 Mar-Apr 2002
Dimension analysis is promoted as a technique that promotes better understanding of the role of units and dimensions in mathematical modeling problems. Dimensional analysis is shown to lead to interesting systems of linear equations to solve, and can point the way to more quantitative analysis. Two student problems are discussed. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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