Significant figures

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  • Created on: 11-10-19 10:34
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  • Significant figures
    • Data
      • Data should be written in tables to the same number of significant figures
      • This number should be determined by the resolution of the device being used to measure the data or the uncertainty in measurement.
    • Crossing multiples of 10
      • There is sometimes confusion over the number of significant figures when readings cross multiples of 10. 
      • Changing the number of decimal places across a power of ten retains the number of significant figures but changes the accuracy
    • Calculated quantities should be shown to the number of significant figures of the data with the least number of significant figures.


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