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    Why do most formulas in physics have integer exponents?

    Also, a lot of formulas do not have integer exponents. Radicals are fairly common. But what would you rather read: $$K = \frac{1}{2}mv^2$$ or $$v = \sqrt{\frac{2K}{m}}$$ ? Perhaps the refined question would be, "why not irrational exponents?"
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    Why do most formulas in physics have integer exponents?

    I think a good read, if you haven't done so yet, would be Feynman's lectures. He often addresses these issues. Lectures 9 and 10 on dynamics come to mind. http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_toc.html
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