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This resource is a comprehensive self-paced student tutorial on the topic of dimensional analysis.  It is organized into seven sections, each containing a quiz (answers included). The tutorial initiates with an introduction to physical quantities and SI units, then progresses into dimensional analysis and its use to determine if an equation is dimensionally correct. A full post-test is included to gauge student understanding of the topic.  

This is part of series of tutorials on physics and mathematics used in physics classes.
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General Physics
- Measurement/Units
= Units and Dimensional Analysis
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- Instructional Material
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= Tutorial
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© 2006 Department of Physics, University of Guelph
Keywords:
TPT Websights, dimensional analysis, dimensioning units, estimation skills, fundamental units of measurement, mathematics, qualitative confirmation
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(Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, 2006), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/dimanaly/).
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Guelph Physics Tutorials: Dimensional Analysis, (Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, 2006), <http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/dimanaly/>.
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Guelph Physics Tutorials: Dimensional Analysis. (2006, March 29). Retrieved October 2, 2014, from Department of Physics, University of Guelph: http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/dimanaly/
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Department of Physics, University of Guelph. Guelph Physics Tutorials: Dimensional Analysis. Guelph: Department of Physics, University of Guelph, March 29, 2006. http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/dimanaly/ (accessed 2 October 2014).
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Guelph Physics Tutorials: Dimensional Analysis. Guelph: Department of Physics, University of Guelph, 2006. 29 Mar. 2006. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/dimanaly/>.
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