Units, Dimensional Analysis, and Conversion Factors: Summary
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Key points from this module:
- A quantity means nothing without its respective engineering unit!
- Always carry units along with quantities, and perform dimensional analysis.
From studying this module, you should now be able to:
- Define a quantity as having both a numerical value and units.
- Use dimensional analysis to verify that equations have consistent units.
- Convert units.
Prepared by Charlie Nuttelman, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder