This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...between the number of fundamental units and the number of variables, which determines the number of arguments of the unknown function, is ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 Excerpt: ...between the number of fundamental units and the number of variables, which determines the number of arguments of the unknown function, is the same in either case, because when the number of units is augmented by one by including the force, the number of variables is also augmented by one by including the dimensional constant, and the difference remains constant. If, however, the problem were such that the experimental relation between force, mass, and acceleration is not involved in the equations of motion of the system, then the ordinary mechanical units would be inappropriate, because we would obtain less information when using them. For we could in this case use four fundamental units without introducing a corresponding dimensional constant into the list of variables, so that the difference between the number of variables and the units would be less by one when using four than when using three fundamental units, and the arguments of the function would be fewer in number, which is desirable. We shall meet an example illustrating this point later. KEFERENCES (1) Fourier, Theorie de Chaleur, 160. As dealing with the general question of the proper number of fundamental units may be mentioned E. Buckingham, Nat. 96, 208, and 396, 1915. CHAPTER VI EXAMPLES ILLUSTRATIVE OF DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS Let us in the first place recapitulate the results of the preceding chapter. Before undertaking a dimensional analysis we are to imagine ourselves as making an analysis to the extent of deciding the nature of the problem, and enumerating the physical variables which would enter the equations of motion (in the general sense) and also the dimensional coefficients required in writing down the equations of motion. The dimensions of all these variables are then to be written i...Read Less
Hardcover reprint of the original 1922 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Dimensional Analysis. Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams). Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Dimensional Analysis. Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1922. Subject: Physical Measurements.
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