MIT RES.TLL-004 Concept Vignettes
View the complete course: http://ocw.mit.edu/RES-TLL-004F13
Instructor: Ken Kamrin
This video leads students through the problem solving method of dimensional analysis. In one example, students use dimensional analysis to determine the diameter of a parachute needed to slow a rover to 90m/s in order to safely land on Mars.
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