1A10.37 - Significant Digits

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Significant Digits
Significant Digits
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3 Meter Sticks.

The three meter sticks show different significant figures when used for measurements.  One is marked in ten centimeter segments, one in centimeter segments, and one in millimeter segments.

  • John Denker and Larry Smith, "Guard Digits vs. Roundoff Error vs. Overall Uncertainty", TPT, Vol. 56, #8, Nov. 2018, p. 532.
  • Borislaw Bilash II and David Maiullo, "How Close Can You Get?", A Demo a Day: A Year of Physics Demonstrations, p. 12.

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