Units and dimensions

  • A. B. Pippard


It is convenient at this stage to pause and take a general look at a question that concerns all scientific procedures in which numbers are ascribed to phenomena, with a view to using those numbers in arithmetical calculations. Basically the question is one of discipline: what rules must be observed in quantifying the observations ? The answer depends on the use to which the numbers are to be put.


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Reading List

  1. Flow in Pipes: J. M. Kay, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Cambridge U.P.Google Scholar
  2. Hydraulic Models: J. Allen, Scale Models in Hydraulic Engineering, Longmans.Google Scholar

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© A. B. Pippard 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Pippard
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  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK

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