Dimensional Analysis

Time to discover a new dimension—dimensional analysis that is. After discussing the need for dimensional analysis, the video lesson describes the process by giving a general setup. The instructor then demonstrates examples in both standard and metric units.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Practice dimensional analysis by converting units on whiteboards
  • Pause the video after the instructor presents a problem; allow pupils to attempt the problem before showing the worked-out solution
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a solid understanding of metric prefixes
Pros

  • Provides clear explanations with advice for remembering relationships
  • Shows multiple examples to give individuals an opportunity to grasp the concept
Cons

  • None