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Dimensional Analysis

This questions asks the students to extrapolate various dimensions of astronomical bodies based on their radii, volumes, etc (determine the radius of Jupiter based on how many Earths fit inside, the cross-section of a particle in Saturn's ring given the radius, and the surface area of such a particle given the radius).

keywords: dimension, radius, volume, cross-section, surface area

swf file: ca_intro_dimanalysis.swf