Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Sorbjan, Z. 2013. Similarity Theory. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
A general method of finding universal relationships between physical variables is described. The approach is illustrated by several examples, such as finding the period of an ideal pendulum, velocity profile near a flat surface, and characteristic of the atmospheric surface layer.
- dimensional analysis;
- ideal pendulum;
- logarithmic velocity profile;
- atmospheric surface layer;
- monin–obukhov similarity