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Dimensions and Exponentiation
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Dec 18, 2012 6:16 AM




Re: Dimensions and Exponentiation
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Dec 17, 2012 3:14 PM


In article <0fb2f25e1e364f5ab9d54206a00d1c90@googlegroups.com>, MNM <mark.n.mcallister@gmail.com> wrote:
> .... Let's say there is a function of 't', such as 'a*t'. > now, the 't' has a dimension, let's say 'seconds'. > If 'a*t' becomes the power of 'e', what happens to the dimension? ....
If e^(at) occurs in a physical problem, then the at must be dimensionless (a pure number). That means that your constant a will have the dimension 1/time.
Ken Pledger.



