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Name: Units and Dimensional Analysis
ID: m37480
Language: English (en)
Summary: The purpose of this module is to explain units and dimensional analysis in a format that is accessible to blind students.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: acceleration of gravity, accessible, blind, Braille display, dimensional analysis, graph board, JavaScript, physics, powers of ten, screen reader, SI units, units
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (
Copyright Holders: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (
Maintainers: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (

Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Apr 17, 2011 9:51 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Jul 2, 2011 3:54 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 1.5 Jul 2, 2011 3:54 pm -0500 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Updated revision date

Version: 1.4 Jul 2, 2011 3:38 pm -0500 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Error correction

Version: 1.3 Jul 2, 2011 3:26 pm -0500 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Added a non-mirror-image png file for the svg file.

Version: 1.2 Jun 28, 2011 4:13 pm -0500 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
Added file for tactile graphics.

Version: 1.1 Apr 17, 2011 10:01 pm -0500 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin
First publication

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