Scientific Notation

Purposes of Scientific Notation

Do we mean by 3,000 miles?

First things first...

Powers of 10 (Positive)

Powers of 10 ( Negative)

General Rule I

General Rule II

General Numbers

Not always between 1 and 10...

What about Precision?

PPT Slide

Significant Figures in Scientific Notation

Small Numbers

Never Use Too Many Figures

Change of units

This is the End ...

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