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Automated Qualitative Reasoning with Dimensional Analysis

Automated Qualitative Reasoning with Dimensional Analysis. (com with Waldir L. Roque) Technical Report, RISC-Linz Series n. 91-12.0, Linz, Áustria : Johannes Kepler University,  12/3/1991.

Abstract

In this paper we discuss qualitative reasoning about processes through dimensional analysis and introduce the system Qualitative Dimensional Reasoner, which has been developed to compute all relevant quantities from the dimensional analysis of a process and to perform qualitative reasoning about it through the intra-regime, inter-regime, intra-regime-ensemble, inter-regime-ensemble and qualitative partials analyses. Several sample of applications in diferent fields are given using qdr.

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