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> during my undergrad 'career' was a representation of quantity names
> using a 3-D matrix for powers (and inverse powers) of Length, Mass, and
> Time. In each box, the "unit dimensional" quantity was shown (like:
> 1 -2
> L T
> Not every box had a name, but the ability to relate to a quantity
> without introducing specific units systems was an extraordinary aid to
> dimensional analysis. I would think this sort of thing would be
> critical when users start combining parameters with units attached.
Sort of like this figure from "Geometrical Dimensional Analysis":
(If you follow the links at the bottom of this page, you will learn
everything there is to know about geometrical dimensional analysis, and
then some ...).
For a nice planar view, see the NIST diagram of basic units and derived
(Maybe this is getting a little off-topic, but the pictures are cool.)
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