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Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

The left side of an equation has dimensions of length and the right side has dimensions of length squared. Can the equation be correct (choose one)? (a) Yes, because both sides involve the dimension of length, (b) No, because the equation is dimensionally inconsistent.

To determine
The correctness of dimension.

Explanation

Introduction: Dimensional analysis is the method of checking the correctness of an equation by checking the relationship of physical quantities with their relation with the fundamental quantities.

Explanation:

For any mathematical equation to be valid, dimensional analysis should be satisfied. Therefore, both the sides of the equations must have same unit and same dimensions...

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