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## A doubt from Dimensional Analysis

What about the correctness about the relation,

s_{t}=u+0.5a(2t-1), both dimensionally or any other

Prakash Adhikari asked

**Answer**

The equation refers to the displacement in the **t ^{th} second** and hence it should have the dimensions of speed; since it is the

**displacement in one second**.

Under this consideration, the equation is dimensionally and otherwise correct.

## Limitations of Homogenity

Paraser asked

“What are the limitations of homogenity?”

The question is acutually”**What are the limitations of dimensional analysis**?”

The dimensional analysis is based on the **principle of homogenity** of dimensions. The question is already discussed earlier ** HERE**

## A problem from Dimensional Analysis

if force F us given in terms of timeT and distance X f=AsinCT +BcosDX then the dimensions of A/B is equal to

## Limitations of Dimensional Analysis

**Ashmeeta Bhattarai** asked:

“What are limitations of principle of homogeneity of dimensional analysis?”

**The dimensional analysis has the following limitations**

- It fails while using it to derive a relation among physical quantities, if there are more than 3 unknown variables on which a given physical quantity depends
- It does not tell whether a given Physical quantity is a scalar or a vector.
- It does not tell us the value of constants involved
- It does not always tell us the exact FORM of a relation
- It cannot be used for deriving logarithmic, trigonometric or exponential relations
- A dimensionally correct equation may not always be the correct relation. (Because there are more than one physical quantity having the same dimensions)

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