Square-cube law

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Explanation[edit]

Square-cube law is a principle that states the relationship between the volume of a shape and its area when the size increases. It states that when the size of any object or shape increases, the volume increases by the cube of the dimensions whereas the area increases by the square of its dimensions. In other words, for an object that scales up, the volume of it would increase faster than its area.

Frequently Asked Questions[edit]

Did dinosaurs violate the square-cube law?[edit]

No, they did not. The scaling factor and limits for biological organisms depends upon the physical environmental conditions as well. Hence it is believed that the size limit for the dinosaurs were totally different at their period of time, and they could have existed close to the size limit.