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Physics: Principles with Applications

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Accuracy in measurements is shown by the number of significant figures. The quantities involved in a calculation may have different accuracies of measurement. When you perform a calculation with these measurements, the result may have more significant figures than the individual measurements. But these
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Unformatted text preview: extra significant figures do not mean anything because the answer cannot be more accurate than the least accurate measurement involved. Thus, it is incorrect to think that the more digits you represent in your answer, the more accurate it is. http://www.hwproblems.com/cgi-bin/book.cgi?bookid=0044&cptn=1qu3&id=62762 [1/31/2008 11:27:29 AM]...
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