Dimensional Analysis is one of the most important tools used by practicing engineers and scientists, and allows you to convert from any set of units to any other set of units. It provides an a methodical method that takes the guess work out of conversions. This video takes you through the method step-by-step with several examples. The homework should be done before watching the next video.
Public School teachers are under ever increasing pressure to have students perform well on mandated standardized tests. As such, many are taking short cuts to try and improve scores. One of the most devastating of these shortcuts is teaching students how to use a calculator to solve math functions. With this, students are being taught calculators, and not being taught math. Watch the video, and let me know your thoughts.