2 edition of **Physical similarity and dimensional analysis** found in the catalog.

Physical similarity and dimensional analysis

W. J. Duncan

- 355 Want to read
- 26 Currently reading

Published
**1953** by Arnold in London .

Written in English

- Dimensional analysis.,
- Electromechanical analogies.

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | QA401 .D8 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | 156 p. |

Number of Pages | 156 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL6135385M |

LC Control Number | 53008784 |

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Dimensional Analysis and Scaling The dimension of any physical quantity can be expressed in terms of the fundamental dimensions.

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Hyunse Yoon, Ph.D. Dimensions and Units • Dimension: A measure of a physical quantity – 𝑀𝑀𝑀𝑀𝑀𝑀 system: Mass (𝑀𝑀), Length (𝑀𝑀), Time (𝑀𝑀) Fundamental to concepts of similarity and modelFile Size: 1MB.

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