Activity H: Working with very large or very small values
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How do you chose appropriate units for values? When is it useful to use standard form (scientific notation)? Are there simple rules to apply?
Further information about the issues raised by this activity can be found in the guidance booklet as described below.
What is in the guidance?
The guidance booklet is published on the ASE website and can be directly downloaded from here:
Discussion of the key ideas that are relevant to this activity can be found in the guidance booklet on the following pages:
- Section 2.6 Dealing with very large and very small values (pp 20-21)