International Edition---engineerin...

4th Edition
Andrew Pytel And Jaan Kiusalaas
Publisher: CENGAGE L
ISBN: 9781305501607
Chapter 1, Problem 1.9P
Textbook Problem

A geometry textbook gives the equation of a parabola as y = x 2 , where x and y are measured in inches. How can this equation be dimensionally correct?

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International Edition---engineering Mechanics: Statics, 4th Edition
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