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This website offers a tutorial on significant digits.  The tutorial includes an introduction to significant digits, example problems, and a series of self-paced questions.

This is part of series of tutorials on physics and mathematics used in physics classes.
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This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.

Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics
Unit Title: Applying Measurement in Physics

Measurement of physical objects is, by nature, imprecise. When rounding numbers, you must use enough digits to minimize errors.  However, if too many digits are used, errors can be easily made keeping track of all the numerical values. This tutorial will help students with the basic rules.

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(Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, 2006), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/sig_fig/SIG_dig.htm).
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Guelph Physics Tutorials: Significant Digits, (Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, 2006), <http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/sig_fig/SIG_dig.htm>.
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Guelph Physics Tutorials: Significant Digits. (2006, March 29). Retrieved July 26, 2017, from Department of Physics, University of Guelph: http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/sig_fig/SIG_dig.htm
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Department of Physics, University of Guelph. Guelph Physics Tutorials: Significant Digits. Guelph: Department of Physics, University of Guelph, March 29, 2006. http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/sig_fig/SIG_dig.htm (accessed 26 July 2017).
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Guelph Physics Tutorials: Significant Digits. Guelph: Department of Physics, University of Guelph, 2006. 29 Mar. 2006. 26 July 2017 <http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/tutorials/sig_fig/SIG_dig.htm>.
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