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To me, scaling means adopting properly scales in nondimensionalization.

However, as I see in the book "A modern introduction to the mathematical theory of water waves" by R.S.Johnson, the author distinguish the two processes in a way that confuses me much. (Sec. 1.3.1 and 1.3.2)

Can someone who have used this book kindly help clarify the two things?

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# Nondimensionalization and Scaling

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