From: Deane Yang (deane_yang_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-05 18:49:03
Noah Roberts wrote:
> There's just plain going to be times when you have to break out of the
> dim/unit analysis model. For instance, in fluid flow analysis, what I
> do, you often have empirical functions...guesswork...it is not at all
> uncommon to take a quantity to some variable power that might itself be
> a quantity. There's no way to enforce dimensions on this.
Is this really right? Are you sure there isn't a constant lurking around
that resolves all the dimensions properly? Surely, these formulas have
to be adjusted appropriately if you use different units.
Can you provide a concrete example?