Dimensional Analysis

Presenter Full Name
Joseph S. Tenn
Sonoma State University
Year & Semester
2011 Fall
Presentation Date
October 31, 2011

Joseph S. Tenn, Sonoma State University, will describe how physicists make use of the fact that physical quantities must have the right dimensions to reduce the number of equations in a problem or even to learn something about the solution without solving the classical or quantum equation of motion. Attendees will encounter the most famous example—the yield of an early nuclear bomb test—and scientists Edgar Buckingham and Geoffrey I. Taylor. [Available on DVD in the SSU library.]