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Significant Digits-Does it really matter how you measure objects?
This assignment was created by Paul Burckhard of Lemmon High School, Lemmon, South Dakota. It describes a hands-on measuring laboratory activity that can be used in conjuction with the Accuracy and Precision Home Page, and includes a nice reference handout on Rules for Determining Significant Digits.
Course: Introductory math and science classes.
Date Last Modified:
July 23, 2004
College General Ed
After having completed this lesson, the student should be able to manage errors in laboratory experiment data by converting large numbers into significant digit form for use in solving equations
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