# What is deriving: Definition and 1000 Discussions

SI derived units are units of measurement derived from the
seven base units specified by the International System of Units (SI). They can be expressed as a product (or ratio) of one or more of the base units, possibly scaled by an appropriate power of exponentiation (see: Buckingham π theorem). Some are dimensionless, as when the units cancel out in ratios of like quantities.
The SI has special names for 22 of these derived units (for example, hertz, the SI unit of measurement of frequency), but the rest merely reflect their derivation: for example, the square metre (m2), the SI derived unit of area; and the kilogram per cubic metre (kg/m3 or kg⋅m−3), the SI derived unit of density.
The names of SI derived units, when written in full, are always in lowercase. However, the symbols for units named after persons are written with an uppercase initial letter. For example, the symbol for hertz is "Hz", while the symbol for metre is "m".

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How did the d(mv)/dt become the other two? Can someone explain how do we derive for new formulas in physics?
2. ### Deriving algebraic definition of cross product

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4. ### Deriving general specific heat capacity formula

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5. ### Deriving the commutation relations of the Lie algebra of Lorentz group

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6. ### I A math confusion in deriving the curl of magnetic field from Biot-Savart

I am recently reading "Introduction to Electrodynamics, Forth Edition, David J. Griffiths " and have a problem with the derive of the curl of a magnetic field from Biot-Savart law. The images of pages (p.232~p233) are in the following: The second term in 5.55(page 233) is 0. I had known...
7. ### A Deriving Non-linear acoustic wave models, equilibrium state assumption

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8. ### Deriving the kinetic energy flux in an effusion process

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9. ### My Epic Fail at Deriving an Equation with Lagrange

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27. ### Deriving Wave Function: Confused about (ix/a) & (-x^2/2a)?

It is asking to derive the time-independent wave function and has managed to get the answer of and i am very confused as where (ix/a) and (-x^2/2a) came from ? Thanks.
28. ### I Help Deriving Geodesic Equation from David Tong Notes

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48. ### Deriving Casimir operator from the Lie Algebra of the Lorentz Group

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49. ### I Deriving Curl of B from Biot-Savart Law & Vector Identity

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50. ### I Gravitational lensing: deriving magnification of lensed image

In gravitational lensing, the image magnification is defined as the image area over the source area. But many texts also give it as the inverse of the determinant of the jacobian, A, of the of the lens equation. My question is how these are equivalent. The lens equation is...