Intro to Dimensional Analysis and Similarity - Lesson 1

Wow that's tall! That is a typical reaction when looking down from one of the higher floors of the Burj Khalifa. It’s an amazing view, isn't it?


The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building ever built by humankind at 829.8 m high. You can take a full view from top to bottom in this video. (Did I say that is tall?)


So how can such a gigantic building be analyzed? It won't fit in a testing facility. However, scientists came up with an approach that makes this possible. Let's find out what it is!

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Here are the accompanying handout slides for this lesson.