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Dimensional Analysis, Scaling, and Fractals

  • Klaus Reichardt
  • Luís Carlos Timm
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Abstract

Units, their characterization and their transformation into other system, are essential for all chapters seen in this book. For example, how to transform g of dry matter per plant into tons per hectare? Dimensional analysis takes care of these problems, and here we give you a general overview of how to understand units and their dimensions, and how to transform them. Examples are given including the process of making them dimensionless in order to generalize solutions. The techniques of scaling and the use of fractals are also presented in detail.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Reichardt
    • 1
  • Luís Carlos Timm
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura and Escola Superior de Agricultura “Luiz de Queiróz”University of Sao PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.Rural Engineering Department, Faculty of AgronomyFederal University of PelotasCapão do LeãoBrazil

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