What is Dimensional Analysis? - Definition & Examples


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An object has a velocity of 72 km/hr. Find its value in m/s.

Conversion factors:

1 hr = 3600 s

1000 m = 1 km

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How many quarts are there in 5.0 liters?

Conversion factor: 1 L = 1.0567 quarts


Convert 1.5 square miles (miles^2) to square meters (m^2).

Conversion factor: 1609.34 meter = 1 mile

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will ask you several practice problems concerning conversion factors with units like km/hr to m/s, quarts to liters, and square miles to square meters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On this quiz/worksheet, you'll display your understanding of:

  • The way conversion factors work
  • Necessary conversion factors for given problems
  • What can be inferred by dimensional analysis

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding conversion factors
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding applications of conversion factors and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use your knowledge to solve practice problems involving conversion factors
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related dimensional analysis lesson

Additional Learning

Take the opportunity to expand your understanding of dimensional analysis by employing the use of our lesson, What is Dimensional Analysis? - Definition & Examples. This lesson is going to be on:

  • What dimensional analysis is
  • Examples of conversion factors
  • The relationship between conversion factors and dimensional analysis