   Chapter 1, Problem 12CQ

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Suppose two quantities, A and B, have different dimensions. Determine which of the following arithmetic operations could be physically meaningful, (a) A + B (b) B − A (c) A − B (d) A/B (e) AB

To determine
The arithmetic operations could be physically meaningful

Explanation

Given Info: A and B are the two quantities having different dimensions.

Explanation:

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are the arithmetic operations.

If two quantities are having different dimension, only multiplication and division is possible. Other arithmetic operations are not possible. Addition and subtraction are possible only if the quantities are having the same dimension

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