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This item is an interactive demonstration of the topic of significant digits. It computes the error that can be introduced by rounding during a calculation. Users input numbers and operations and select the number of significant digits for rounding the inputs. The result of the calculation is computed using the actual and rounded inputs, along with the percent difference between two. Users may select from addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division for the operations.

This item is part of a collection of instructional materials for introductory engineering courses on six topics: Statics, Dynamics, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Calculus, and Multimedia. See related items on this page for a link to the complete collection.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
Other Sciences
- Mathematics
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
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© 2004 Kurt Gramoll
Keywords:
distance learning, error, error in measurement, interactive tutorial, significant figures, simulation, tutorial
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Metadata instance created August 12, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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August 19, 2009 by Bruce Mason
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AIP Format
K. Gramoll, (2004), WWW Document, (https://ecourses.ou.edu/cgi-bin/ebook.cgi?doc=&topic=st&chap_sec=01.1&page=sim).
AJP/PRST-PER
K. Gramoll, OU Engineering Media Lab: Significant Digits (2004), <https://ecourses.ou.edu/cgi-bin/ebook.cgi?doc=&topic=st&chap_sec=01.1&page=sim>.
APA Format
Gramoll, K. (2009, June 30). OU Engineering Media Lab: Significant Digits. Retrieved July 28, 2014, from https://ecourses.ou.edu/cgi-bin/ebook.cgi?doc=&topic=st&chap_sec=01.1&page=sim
Chicago Format
Gramoll, Kurt. OU Engineering Media Lab: Significant Digits. June 30, 2009. https://ecourses.ou.edu/cgi-bin/ebook.cgi?doc=&topic=st&chap_sec=01.1&page=sim (accessed 28 July 2014).
MLA Format
Gramoll, Kurt. OU Engineering Media Lab: Significant Digits. 2004. 30 June 2009. 28 July 2014 <https://ecourses.ou.edu/cgi-bin/ebook.cgi?doc=&topic=st&chap_sec=01.1&page=sim>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kurt Gramoll", Title = {OU Engineering Media Lab: Significant Digits}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {28 July 2014}, Month = {June 30, 2009}, Year = {2004} }
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