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    Hi guys,

    This may not be a physics question per se but I encountered it while doing a lab report on an experiment using a Force-on-a-conductor balance. Not sure if relevant but this is what it looks like.


    I am asked to plot a graph of the rider position(cm) vs length of wire(cm).
    What is the unit of my gradient?
    Would my gradient by cm/cm? Or is it cm/cm = no units?

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by deformeverything)
    Hi guys,

    This may not be a physics question per se but I encountered it while doing a lab report on an experiment using a Force-on-a-conductor balance. Not sure if relevant but this is what it looks like.


    I am asked to plot a graph of the rider position(cm) vs length of wire(cm).
    What is the unit of my gradient?
    Would my gradient by cm/cm? Or is it cm/cm = no units?

    Thanks in advance
    It's just a ratio with no units because they cancel mathematically.

    i.e. anything divided by itself = 1

    \frac{cm}{cm} = 1
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    (Original post by uberteknik)
    It's just a ratio with no units because they cancel mathematically.

    i.e. anything divided by itself = 1

    \frac{cm}{cm} = 1
    Thanks!
 
 
 
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