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Homework Help: Urgent Help Required

  1. Sep 5, 2006 #1
    I have just started the AS Physics course and we have been doing base units, base quanntities, derived units and drived quantities. This stuff completely baffles me, and cannot find a site which explains this stuff in bog standard english. Please could someone help me.

    Thanks,

    Ben
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2006 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    Base units are units of distance, time, mass, charge. Units for other quantities, such as Force and energy, are derived from these units (Force is in units of mass x distance/ sec^2 for example; energy is mass x distance^2/sec^2). You won't understand why the units are this way until you understand the underlying physics. Don't worry about it for now.

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  4. Sep 5, 2006 #3
    Thanks Andrew
     
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