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written by Angela King
designer: Yue-Ling Wong
This interactive tutorial provides practice in using dimensional analysis to do metric conversions and validate the conversion factors in equations. Users are first guided through two example problems, then progress to exercises requiring self-solving. Users may click to add conversion factors or select units from a drop-down menu. Helpful tools include a "Pencil and Eraser" that allow users to draw lines for cancellation of units, and a "Balance" tool that tells the users whether their conversion factors are valid.

This resource is appropriate for students of introductory physics.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
= Units and Dimensional Analysis
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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- Educators
- application/shockwave
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© 2000 Angela King & Yue-Ling Wong, 2000
base units, conversion factors, dimensions, interactive homework, interactive problem, tutorial, unit conversion
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Metadata instance created August 13, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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February 13, 2013 by Lyle Barbato
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