Dimensional Analysis—Buckingham’s \(\varPi \) Theorem
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Edgar Buckingham was born on July 8, 1867 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and died on April 25, 1940 in Washington, DC. He had his studies in Harvard, USA, at the University of Strasbourg, France and the University of Leipzig, Germany, where he received his PhD in 1893. From 1902 to 1906 he worked as a soil physicist at the US Bureau of Soils and afterwards accepted (1907) a post at the National Bureau of Standards, where he remained until his retirement in 1937. He performed a lot of work in the discipline of soil physics and published the results in some widely acknowledged papers, [1, 2]. In 1914 he presented the paper , in which he summed up the theory of the \(\varPi \) theorem with its fundamental significance for the analysis of dimensions, see also .
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