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"Peter came out with a new energy equation

E = (C)(M^i)(a^j)(d^k)

M is mass, a is acceleration, d is distance, and C is a dimensionless constant,

prove that i = j = k = 1"

How would you even start with this?

Regards, Panphobia

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"Peter came out with a new energy equation

E = (C)(M^i)(a^j)(d^k)

M is mass, a is acceleration, d is distance, and C is a dimensionless constant,

prove that i = j = k = 1"

How would you even start with this?

Regards, Panphobia

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CAF123

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Hint: dimensional analysis

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arildno

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Write the dimension of energy, by means of the dimensions of mass, length and time!

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Thank you everyone that helped me and gave me hints, I figured it out!

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