Sat May 19, 2012 By:

What's the following statement means "In computing any physical quantity , the units for derived quantities involved in the relationship are treated as though they where algebraic quantities till the desired units are obtained"

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Mon May 21, 2012
for finding the unit of any physical quantity, say acceleration which is a derived quantity,
we have to start with its formula:
acceleration=change in velocity/time
so  unit of acceleration=unit of velocity/unit of time
this is how the derived units are obtained.
eg2: force=mass x acceleration
      unit of force=unit of mass x unit of acceleration
                       =kg x m/s2   =kg m/s2
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