# Using dimensional analysis to find pressure of a liquid given density and movement speed

Given the density $\rho$ and the movement speed $v$ of a liquid, we are asked to find its pressure.

The unit of pressure is $N/m^2$, of density it's $kg/m^3$, and then the unit of speed is $m/s$, the dimensions of our magnitudes would be $ML^{-1}T^{-2}$, $ML^{-3}$ and $LT^{-1}$.

From this, we can deduce that the formula relating pressure to speed and density, should be $P = \rho v^2$ times some constant $c$. Is there any way to find the constant, or is that impossible by using only dimensional analysis?

• So in a problem phrased like this, I would just leave $c$ as an unknown? I'm not saying that it doesn't look good, in fact, that's what I expect. I just want to be sure. – ChemiCalChems Sep 26 '17 at 18:19