Proportions & Scale

  • Due Nov 3, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Nov 3, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


Watch the following video tutorial on the relation between proportion and scale.

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• Area and volume both increase with size but at different rates with volume increasing faster.
• Weight goes as volume while strength (bone and muscle) goes as area.
• Large animals have proportionally thicker bones and stand straighter to support their weight.
• The larger the object the more it tends to sag proportionally under its own weight.
• The larger the object the longer it takes for it to burn or to dissolve.

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Optional: The relation between area and volume discussed in this tutorial is sometimes called the "Square-Cube Law"; learn more in this Wikipedia article.

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