Unformatted text preview: C. Zeros used to position the decimal point in numbers are NOT significant (ex: 0.03) IV. Order-of-magnitude estimate: approximate value, requires finding the power of 10 that is closest to the actual value of the quantity V. Cartesian Coordinate systems (x, y): used to specify locations in space, includes: A. Origin, O, fixed reference point B. Set of specified axes with appropriate scale and labels ob axes C. Instructions on labeling a point in space relative to origin and axes VI. Plane polar coordinate (r, ): point specified by the distance (r) from the Θ origin to the point and by the angle ( ) between the reference line a line Θ drawn from the origin to the point...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PHY 231 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08