Dimensional analysis as the other language of physics

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Abstract

We review the use of dimensional analysis as a tool for the systematic study and analysis of physical concepts and phenomena at multiple levels in the physics curriculum. After reviewing the methodology of its use and citing examples from classical physics, we illustrate how it can be applied to problems in quantum mechanics, including research-level problems, noting both its power and its limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1.4902882
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 83, No. 4, 1.4902882, 01.04.2015.

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