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Day 23: Significant Figures – Day 1 September 19, 2006

Posted by Admin in Experimental Design.

Today we focused on why it is important to use significant figures in science. Significant figures are a way for scientists to convey how much precision a measurement or other value has. For example, if I measured my textbook, I could not say with certainty that it is 22.37090000 centimeters across beacuse I simply cannot measure that precisely. More appropriately, I’d say the textbook measured 22.4 centimeters across.

Lots of Links: Attached is the Quantiative Science Guide that we will be completing this week as well as the Significant Figures Presentation Slides . Just a reminder: the quiz on both Scientific Notation and Significant Figures has been moved to Friday.



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