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Reporting the Right Significant Figures

Reporting the Right Significant Figures

Author: Cecil McIntosh
Description:

The objective of this packet is to familiarize the user with significant figures, and how to report the correct number of significant digits in measurements.

The packet goes over various scenarious using a few different measuring devices, with different levels of precision, and demononstrates how to determine the proper amount of digits to report under each circumstance. Terms that may be new are:

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