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TheBabe
 4 years ago
If 2 quantities have same dimension, do they have to represent the same physical quantity?
TheBabe
 4 years ago
If 2 quantities have same dimension, do they have to represent the same physical quantity?

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Ackbar
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No. Like Work and Energy have same dimensiional formula, but they are definitely different physical quantities.

fauxshaux
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3Also for the Work & Torque there is same position, Since W = F.d and also torque = F.(perpendicular distance). Hey...It isn't necessary that if two quantities have same dimensions they represent same physical quantity... Dimensions just say that you aren't wrong while deriving a formula and but thy don't tell if you are perfectly right...

LeoMessi
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Dimension are values which represent measurement of a quantity , well it does not mean that that the two quantities measured are the of the same type.....like measuring the length of a field ,suppose :15m and length of a cardboard ,suppose= 1m. Therefore...not necessary they represent two quantities..

stan
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Ackbar: not sure why work and energy are not the same physical quantities... work is just a transfer of energy

emin89
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i am a student at erciyes university in turkey
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