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Scientific NotationHi Guys The thing I have been wondering about is why some units are and others . Does it mean the order of the derivative taken to calculate it? Thanks in advance. David Can feel it coming together.. Slowly but Surely #2 20100531 16:44:02
Re: Scientific NotationHi Dave; rounded to 6.0 because of significant digit rules. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20100531 17:05:45
Re: Scientific NotationHi Bobby and ZHero How is it that s is 2 though kg is 1. Does it just denote that m/s is a ratio and kg is a definite unit? Can feel it coming together.. Slowly but Surely #5 20100531 17:08:52
Re: Scientific NotationHi David; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #6 20100531 17:49:29
Re: Scientific Notation
s is 2 coz its meter per second squared (unit of acceleration). As you can see, it appears to be a ratio but is rather a "Rate of Change w.r.t Time"! If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point. #7 20100531 18:02:12
Re: Scientific NotationHi Bobby Can feel it coming together.. Slowly but Surely #8 20100531 18:03:50
Re: Scientific NotationHi Dave; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #9 20100531 18:25:05
Re: Scientific NotationAhh Derived units. Cool, happy now Can feel it coming together.. Slowly but Surely #12 20100531 19:17:42
Re: Scientific NotationIt was great, until I was literally handing my passport over to the baggage handler when a woman leant over and wispered in her ear. She then said that all flights from Corsica to UK we cancelled for at least a week. There was a huge panic and a run on the airline desk. Luckily we have a house over there, so we just went home and had an extended holiday. Can feel it coming together.. Slowly but Surely #13 20100531 19:20:35
Re: Scientific NotationNope, no trips planned. So you had logs and logarithms. An extra week, sounds great. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #14 20100531 19:21:07
Re: Scientific NotationCan feel it coming together.. Slowly but Surely #16 20100907 21:31:42
Re: Scientific NotationScientific notation, also known as standard form or in exponential notation, is a way of writing numbers, which can contain values for large or small to be easily written in standard notation decimal notation.Scientific was developed to easily represent numbers are either very large or very small.Sometimes, especially when you use a calculator, you can come up with a very wide range. #18 20100910 22:22:27
Re: Scientific NotationHi Bob Can feel it coming together.. Slowly but Surely 