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  • 12 Sep 2017
    Don S. Lemons

    Trivial and Ineffective? Cooking the turkey with dimensional analysis

    Notes on Dimensional Analysis Dimensional analysis has the dubious reputation of being both utterly trivial and, at the same time, ineffective.  Although both claims are understandable neither is well founded.  One can, indeed, learn the basic technique of dimensional analysis, what A Student’s Guide to Dimensional Analysis calls the “Rayleigh algorithm,” in ten minutes.  But […]

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